Iambic Pentameter hard to read? Try writing a movie in it.

The new movie “Yes” by Sally Potter could easily have slipped under most people’s radar if not for the unusual fact that the whole thing is written in iambic pentameter. That’s a pretty neat trick.

Other than the straightforward “star-crossed lovers” theme lifted from Romeo and Juliet, there are no other particular parallels to the bard. As a matter of fact I got to the point in the review that says Potter wrote the movie “as a response to 9/11” and pretty much stopped reading right there. I go to movies to be entertained, not preached at.

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