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William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
- Leonardo Dicaprio

Overview - This ambitious undertaking, adapting William Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers and setting the story in a glossy music-video style in 1990s Florida. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the famous lovers kept apart by rival industrialist families.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This ambitious undertaking, adapting William Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers and setting the story in a glossy music-video style in 1990s Florida. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the famous lovers kept apart by rival industrialist families. Bookended by newscastsers reciting Shakespeare's prose as their copy, this clever glam updating of ROMEO AND JULIET is one of the most unusual adaptations of the Bard's work in the history of cinema. The stylish and colorful sets earned the film an Oscar nomination for art direction. John Leguizamo gives a memorable performance as a devilish Tybalt.

Cast List

William Shakespeare - Sixteenth century English playwright/poet
Leonardo DiCaprio - American actor, TITANIC (1997), THE AVIATOR, GANGS OF NEW YO
Leonardo Di Caprio - American actor, TITANIC (1997), THE AVIATOR, GANGS OF NEW YO
Miriam Margolyes - British Actress
Claire Danes - American Actress, LITTLE WOMEN (1994)
Paul Rudd - American Actor
Baz Luhrmann - Australian director, MOULIN ROUGE
Harold Perrineau Jr. - Actor, OZ, LOST
Harold Perrineau - Actor, OZ, LOST
Harrold Perrineau Jr. - Actor, OZ, LOST
Harrold Perrineau - Actor, OZ, LOST
Pete Postlethwaite
Brian Dennehy - American Actor
Donald McAlpine - Australian Director of Photography, works in US - STEPMOM
Diane Venora - American Film/Stage Actress
John Leguizamo - American Actor/Writer

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 120
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543642190
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Romance
Teenage
Tragedy
Young Love
Doomed Lovers
Theatrical Release
Shakespeare

 
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Reviews:
"...A visual flamboyance and an experimental flair..." - 12/01/1996 Premiere, p.30


"...A whirlwind of hardball action, rowdy humor and rapturous romance....DiCaprio and Danes cut to the heart..." - 11/14/1996 Rolling Stone, p.123-4


"...DiCaprio brings youthful energy to the role....The language is spotlighted by Danes, who has somehow found a way to both enunciate the Shakespearean lingo and make its meanings lucid and accessible..." - 10/28/1996 Variety


"...It has enough positive energy and dizzying high spirits to make it irresistible..." - 11/01/1996 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stylishly energized and vivid adaptation....With a defiantly modern soundtrack." - 05/01/2007 Ultimate DVD, p.117

 
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