Romeo + Juliet (1996)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance


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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.


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3 December 2004 | hotfarmer21
great movie
This movie does an excellent job of combining Shakespearian dialogue with

modern imagery. Admittedly, I first watched this movie when it came out

because of Leo; eight years later (and seven years after middle school ended), I realize just how well-done this film actually is. Luhrmann did an excellent job of making the movie believable while using the quaint language. This movie

brings new life into the words of Shakespeare, and even if you know the play

almost by heart it is refreshing to hear the words in an entirely new context, and one which makes sense. This version of Romeo and Juliet actually does add

something to the extensive history of the play. The soundtrack is excellent, the acting is appropriate (Danes and DiCaprio do a wonderful job of portraying the young lovers), and the scenery is fabulous. This film jump-started the trend of modern-day Shakespeare remakes, and I think it's the best one.

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Release Date:

1 November 1996

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada

Filming Locations

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Box Office

Budget:

$14,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,133,231 3 November 1996

Gross USA:

$46,351,345

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,554,998

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