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Romeo & Juliet 2013
PG-13

  • Carlo Carlei
  • October 7, 2013
  • 118 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
The most dangerous love story ever told.
In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are instantly smitten but dismayed to learn that their families are enemies. Romeo and Juliet figure out a way to pursue their romance, but Romeo is banished for his part in the slaying of Juliet's cousin, Tybalt.

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Lovely movie

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I appreciate how close they kept to the play, but that effort was wasted in actors who couldn't seem to embrace their characters. It's really sad hearing such timeless lines said so robotically. In some instances, it even felt like the actor didn't understand the meaning of the words.

But while some failed, others did surprisingly well. It was interesting to see young people such as Hailee Steinfield and Kodi Smit-McPhee excelling at their roles. The lines came so naturally out of their mouths it felt like they've been talking like that for all their lives!

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