John Madden

A guy who draws chalkboard football plays all over his movies.

Like It Mrs. Brown (1997) -- Begins with a somewhat typical plot of a royal who comes out of her shell when a commoner speaks to her as a human and friend (sort of the British version of Driving Miss Daisy), but when it gets more complicated, it doesn't add up to much.  We don't truly, for example, know what Mr. Brown's motivations are in the end.  Remains interesting throughout, however.

Like It Shakespeare in Love (1998) -- Overall fun stuff, though it doesn't seem to capture the complete cleverness of Tom Stoppard.

Don't Like It Proof (2005) -- Usual boring stuff about the apparent behavior of mathematicians and insane people.  Dumb play dialogue and bad characters.  I didn't manage to finish watching.

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