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Private Romeo 2011

  • Alan Brown
  • June 20, 2011
  • 99 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books
Romeo and Juliet has never been more provocative than in this contemporary all-boy staging. Writer/director Alan Brown transfers the setting from fair Verona to a high school military campus where a small group of boys from rival schools act out the tragedy in real life. This bold adaptation eschews convention and challenges common perceptions of masculinity, gay youth and the military. Anchored by solid performances, the film balances the tough dialogue, tender romance and unique setting with an erotic rhythm and a few surprising twists.


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I'm really intrigued about the concept of Private Romeo.
The attempt to tell a classic Shakespearian story in a setting like this really is a rather hard feat.
Of course, there were some parts that were quite hard to follow and one really has to focus in order to understand it wholly, but overall, it was really nicely done.
The acting was surprisingly excellent, the shots were beautiful, aside from one or two small cutting errors, and doing something so complex with a budget so little really deserves an A for effort.

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