Stylized film version of the Shakespeare play stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the titular star-crossed lovers whose families are at war with one another in the violent, modern-day city of Verona Beach.
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I am a theatre grad student who studies Shakespeare and I LOVE this film. I appreciate adaptations that take risks and fully realize bringing something classic to a new audience, with all the vivacity of Shakespeare!
Like all Luhrmann stuff, overblown, painful and oddly dull, however filled with sublime art direction. His most successful BY FAR though, just kinda wish I could cut all the grating dialogue and watch a pretty music video version of it.