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Overall C+

There has long been a theory that William Shakespeare isn't really the author of the body of work accredited to him. But if this were true, who then is the real writer? Anonymous poses an answer to that question, which is intertwined with Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex Rebellion.

Violence C
Sexual Content C-
Profanity B
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and sexual content.


The most recent home video release of this movie is February 6, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Anonymous

Release Date: 7 February 2012

Anonymous releases to DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- Commentary with Roland Emmerich and writer John Orloff

- Deleted scenes

- Who Is The Real William Shakespeare?

Anonymous on Blu-ray also includes:

- Extended scenes.

- More Than Special Effects

- Speak The Speech

- Anonymous PS3 Wallpaper/Theme

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Whether written by Shakespeare or not, the plays for which he takes credit have been performed, adapted and been the inspiration of countless productions. Here are four based on one of his most popular stories: Romeo & Juliet, Gnomeo & Juliet, Letters To Juliet and West Side Story.

Vanessa Redgrave who plays the older Queen Elizabeth in this movie starred as Guenevere in the 1967 film Camelot.. Another movie that depicts the life of this Queen of England is Elizabeth: The Golden Age.