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Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  28 February 1997 (USA)
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A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were affected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, ... See full summary »

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Cappy Capulet (as Maximillian Shaun)
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London Arbuckle
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Benny Que
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Ingrid Capulet
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Georgie Capulet (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
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A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were affected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic. Written by Stephen Blackehart

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Body Piercing, Kinky Sex, Dismemberment. The Things That Made Shakespeare Great

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence/gore, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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The scene where London Arbuckle dives through the window caused a stuntman to nearly die. When he first jumped through the window, the sugar glass was too thick to break. When they took the glass out, he forgot there wasn't any and dove full force. See more »

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Microphone can be seen taped to the back of Juliet's guitar. See more »

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Tyrone Capulet: [fighting Tromeo on the street] Get ready to die, Mother Fucker! GET READY TO DIE!
Tromeo Que: It happens to us... sooner or... LADDER!
[Tromeo pushes Tyrone into a car with a ladder sticking out the side]
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Alleged
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Written by Unsane
Courtesy of Amphetamine Reptile/Atlantic Recording Corp
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Shakespeare a la Troma!
13 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen many "Romeo and Juliet" movie adaptations, but surely this is the one I enjoyed the most. The 1996 version featuring DiCaprio and Claire Danes is a total mess compared to this one, it isn't half as entertaining as TROMA'S TROMEO AND JULIET. I can't find a word to describe this movie, but I think of these: twisted, sick, entertaining, mind blowing, aggressive, explosive.

The explitic sex scenes are well crafted, not disgusting as in other efforts (for a TROMA movie this is a surprise), and I guess that die hard Shakespeare fans deeply enjoy them as this is totally different POV of how Shakespeare would describe an explicit sex scene. I'm not sure if this movie should be labeled as an adaptation as it only follows the main idea, I mean the original dialogue is barely present. re genius! Addecuated for this times.

If you're bored by now after reading the original play 100 times, then watch TROMEO AND JULIET for a twisted (and I mean TWISTED) Shakespeare experience. Thanks again TROMA, you surely know how to entertain us.

8/10 Enjoyable watch, recommended.


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