It’s Just Will (Movie Thoughts: All Is True)

large_all-true-posterKenneth Branagh is obsessed with everything William Shakespeare so it would just make sense that he plays the role of William Shakespeare, and in Ben Elton’s ‘All Is True,’ he plays him pretty convincingly. This film is a re-imagined tale of Shakespeare’s last years and I thought the premise was very interesting. It passed the five minute test for me (meaning it got my attention for the first five minutes of the movie)  However, as the story went on, my interest waned. The performances here are a treat – Judi Dench as Anne Hathaway is mesmerizing – and it’s me, ultimately. I wish I liked it more.