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Romeo + Juliet

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Starring (View all)
Claire Danes Claire Danes
Juliet
Harold Perrineau Harold Perrineau
Mercutio
Pete Postlethwaite Pete Postlethwaite
Father Laurence
Paul Sorvino Paul Sorvino
Fulgencio Capulet
Brian Dennehy Brian Dennehy
Ted Montague
Paul Rudd Paul Rudd
Dave Paris


Written by (View all)
Craig Pearce Craig Pearce
(screenplay)


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Romeo + Juliet (1996) Shooting : Pool scene

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Romeo and Juliet First Meeting Scene (1996)

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'The course of true love never did run smooth'

15 years, 11 months ago at Aug 8 20:37
4 votes
This film is the saving grace for all students studying the play for their GCSE Shakespearian English paper. Pumping rampant life into what is often perceived as a tired old verse.

Everyone knows the age old story of ill fated love on the wrong side of the tracks, but this film spot on translates it into a modern context whereby the language barrier that exists for many just dissipa... read more

A good movie

7 years, 8 months ago at Nov 11 21:35
4 votes
I actually already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I had it on DVD, I thought I might as well check it out again.  When it was released, it was a little bit controversial since they took a classic Shakesperean play but set it in our modern time with a very flashy directing style. Eventually, this bet paid off, it turned out to be quite successful  and many similar adaptati... read more

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4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 17:36
4 votes
Authentically anchored by retaining Shakespeare's text, even inserting and reciprocating popular songs, high tragedy and comedy as per the source play, Baz Luhrmann's relentlessly paced adaptation, retitled as "Romeo + Juliet", nevertheless dispenses with wearisome, derivative reverence to the 1968 film version and opts for total modification, transposing the action to the present day, reimagining... read more
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Classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers".
Release date: 1 November 1996
UPC: 086162104213
Tags: Romance (52), Drama (41), Shakespeare (24), 1996 (19), 1990s (18), Tragedy (15), Love (13), Suicide (13), Action (12), Poison (10), Remake (9), Based On A Play (9), Murder (8), Revenge (7), (7), Love Story (7), Crime (6), Death (6), Adaptation (6), Based On Play (6)
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"Una versión de Romeo y Julieta con mafiosos de GTA, por lo excéntrica y ridícula podría ser una buena parodia si no se tomara en serio. Su mala dirección tampoco la hace destacar. Para ver una versión de Romeo y Julieta con criminales es mejor ver West Side Story (1961) que supera a esta y a su propio remake. "


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" Part of the Shakespeare trend of movies, Romeo + Juliet (Sorry, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet), the Baz Luhrmann film ended up becoming a big hit, and critical hit, and audiences thought it was great, too. If anything, it catapulted Leonardo DiCaprio, into teen hunkdom, something he would try to get away from in the later 90’s, because he was uncomfortable with, and Claire Danes, into a sought after actress. There was also it’s hit soundtrack, it’s contemporary setting and use"


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" Part of the Shakespeare trend of movies, Romeo + Juliet (Sorry, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet), the Baz Luhrmann film ended up becoming a big hit, and critical hit, and audiences thought it was great, too. If anything, it catapulted Leonardo DiCaprio, into teen hunkdom, something he would try to get away from in the later 90’s, because he was uncomfortable with, and Claire Danes, into a sought after actress. There was also it’s hit soundtrack, it’s contemporary setting and use"


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Kyle Ellis posted a review 2 years, 3 months ago

“Now I like Baz Luhrmann, I loved Moulin Rouge! and Australia was a much better film than people give credit for. However, I was disappointed with this version of Romeo and Juliet. I really liked the 1968 film with Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey though that did have one or two problems.

Starting with the redeeming qualities, the film does look amazing. The cinematography is beautiful and the scenery is gorgeous. I also liked how the Capulet party was staged, all grand and lavish and Claire Danes's white swan dress was stunning. Harold Perrineau was perfect as Mercutio yes the singing wasn't great but it was for comedy, and Pete Postlethwaite was a noble and sympathetic Friar Lawrence. Miriam Margoyles is a fine actress and brought a real sense of maternal instinct to the role o” read more

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"FORMAT: 35mm CONDITION: ★★★½ NOTES: The film started off jittery on the rating card an on the first four seconds of the Fox logo, but the rest of the film was stable. Second reel was the scratchiest when Juliet is first seen in the mansion, changeovers are dirty and often abruptly cut off a second or two of film. A few frames of the lovers in the pool experienced a horizontal spice followed by a quarter-second of loud volume. Other than that, though! DATE: June 7th 2021 CINEMA: The Princ"


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