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Romeo + Juliet 1996

  • Baz Luhrmann
  • October 31, 1996
  • 120 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
My only love sprung from my only hate.
In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard's dialogue remains.


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I didn't fell in love with it at first sight (ahah!) but it grew on me and now I love it and need to watch it everytime I see it on TV. Love every bit of it, the actors, the original words by Shakespeare even if the setting is the 90's, the soundtrack. Boy, how I love the soundtrack.

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Good part:
Some scenes were funny, and those were actually laughing-out-loud good.
Some scenes were dramatic and blended the old language and modern setting perfectly.
Great actors + hot young Leo
The aquarium scene + the bed sheets scene

Bad part:
Terrible editing, looks very unprofessional.
Incosistency, the movie is a chaos; it doesn't know whether it has to be funny or serious.
Does every guy have to wear buttoned up Hawaii shirts?

Brilliant idea, terrible execution.

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