From the famous opening line of "Two Households both alike in dignity. The supporting cast in this film was also outstanding. PG for scenes of contemporary violence and some sensuality Genre: But alas it suffers from another blessing which is also a curse: Remember that until this point Romeo is hopelessly smitten by Roseline.
Zefrelli made his own choices in the earlier film; these were relatively conventional. View All Photos 9 Movie Info The classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a post-modern Verona Beach where swords are merely a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence.
The congruence is lost in this film, but Baz definitely gets the magic part as well as the superfluous ritual of the church.
He was a player. Mercutio, the Friar and the Nurse. So among the plays, this may be one of the hardest to film. Longtime rivals in religion and business, the Montagues and the Capulets share a page from the Jets and Sharks of West Side Story when they form rival gangs.
Sign in to vote. I like this film for its boldness. We know about the Elizabethan stage and that he was playing for drunken punters, from the street sweeper to the Queen of England - and his competition was bear-baiting and prostitution.
But here we have some interesting choices. It is a step beyond her critically acclaimed work in "My So-Called Life" and has thankfully made her a more prominent figure in the entertainment industry.
Once Fox saw footage of the fight scene, they agreed to support it. This friar is a terrific, memorable performance of someone who believes he can defeat nature.
Danes brings life and incentive to the character of Juliet. And what acting skill they have from film is all in the face, not the tongue.
He relies heavily -- and with serious consequences -- on his rebel gender-bender of a friend, Mercutio Harold Perrineau Jr.
Today, we roll those up under the relatively crude notion of stupid Latin macho. Romeo Leonardo DiCaprio is aloof toward the goings-on of his Montague cousins, but after he realizes that Juliet Claire Danes is a Capulet at the end of one very wild party, the enmity between the two clans becomes the root of his angst.
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This story has been told several times before—and influenced other similar romances—but Cooper and Gaga find a way to make this feel fresh and new.2/5.
As a whole, Romeo + Juliet is not a bad film, but it is certainly not a good film. It is an interesting update to the classic tale, but has too many negatives to become anything more than that.
Expand. Oct 11, · In the latest movie adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Hailee Steinfeld duly and dully mumbles this famous phrase during the balcony scene: "O, Romeo, Romeo." By the time this muddled and dumbed-down version of one of the greatest /5.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (shortened to Romeo + Juliet) is a American romantic crime film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, co-produced by Gabriella Martinelli, and co-written by Craig Pearce, being an adaptation and modernization of William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
Jan 01, · A bare screen with a lone TV set in the middle. A brave opening for a movie.
But this is a brave movie. The TV crackles into life and Shakespeare's introduction to Romeo And Juliet is recited as a 4/5. Romeo + Juliet is a stunningly detailed, perfectly cast, fun-fuelled immersive experience.
A true love letter to one of the best movies of the nineties, this event is an absolute must for fans 71%.Download