PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
In the opening scene, when the Montagues arrive they are singing along to the radio where one sings, 'Double, double, toil and trouble ..' which is a line the witches frequently chant in Shakespeare's Macbeth
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take ...
When Romeo learns of Juliet's death in the desert, his shirt is closed. Then when Balthasar goes to comfort him and Romeo pushes him away, his shirt is pulled open. Then later, after Romeo wails whilst crouching down, he stands up and his shirt is again closed.
$11,133,231 (USA) (3 November 1996)