MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 777 this week

Private Romeo (2011)

 -  Drama  -  20 June 2011 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 1,124 users   Metascore: 53/100
Reviews: 25 user | 11 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

Shakespeare's original lines from Romeo & Juliet are almost exclusively spoken in a military academy setting of his tale at which gay love blooms between two cadets.

Director:

Writers:

, (adapted from the play "Romeo and Juliet")
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
GAY
a list of 40 titles
created 26 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 45 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Private Romeo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Private Romeo (2011)

Private Romeo (2011) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Private Romeo.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Happy Sad (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two young couples in New York-one black and gay, one white and heterosexual-find their lives intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity, and redefine monogamy.

Director: Rodney Evans
Stars: Leroy McClain, Sorel Carradine, Charlie Barnett
Romeos (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama centered on the relationship between a young man and a transsexual who is transitioning from female to male.

Director: Sabine Bernardi
Stars: Rick Okon, Maximilian Befort, Liv Lisa Fries
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne
Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans
The War Boys (2009)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.

Director: Ron Daniels
Stars: Victor Rasuk, Brian J. Smith, Benjamin Walker
Five Dances (2013)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The coming of age tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City.

Director: Alan Brown
Stars: Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller
Strapped (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A handsome young prostitute learns about life and love during a sex-filled odyssey in an apartment building filled with strange inhabitants.

Director: Joseph Graham
Stars: Ben Bonenfant, Nick Frangione, Artem Mishin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jamil Khoury
Come Undone (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mathieu, 18, spends the summer at his mother's summer house, in Brittany. On the beach, he meets Cédric, a boy his age. A love-story begins between the two boys.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Stars: Jérémie Elkaïm, Stéphane Rideau, Dominique Reymond
Boy Culture (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Stars: Derek Magyar, George Jonson, Patrick Bauchau
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A fresh face comes to Hollywood to act in movies but only the gay porn studios are eager to provide him with work.

Director: Casper Andreas
Stars: Matthew Ludwinski, Allison Lane, Michael Medico
eCupid (2011)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A gay man nearing 30, and in a 7-year relationship rut, taps into an otherworldly Internet ad that starts omnisciently controlling his life.

Director: J.C. Calciano
Stars: Houston Rhines, Noah Schuffman, Matt Lewis
For Real (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy

When Hunter Landon's reality TV show is canceled, he struggles to maintain his stardom. Desperate to be seen as a "legitimate celebrity", he's forced to take the only job he can get: the lead in a Broadway musical.

Director: Jeremy Merrifield
Stars: Matt Doyle, Jeremy Merrifield, Will Chase
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
Adam Hersh / Fr. Laurence
Chris Bresky ...
Omar Madsen / Nurse
...
Glenn Mangan / Juliet
...
Gus Sanchez / Capulet's Wife / Benvolio
...
...
Sam Singleton / Romeo
Edit

Storyline

When eight cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the greatest romantic drama ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives. Incorporating the original text of 'Romeo and Juliet,' YouTube videos, and lip-synced Indie rock music, Private Romeo takes us to a mysterious and tender place that only Shakespeare could have inspired. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shakespeare Project  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scenes of the cadet school and the lessons of the play "Romeo and Juliet" are in desaturated colors, gray, khaki, and pale. The scenes depicting the actual Shakespearean scenes are exhibited in deeply saturated colors. See more »

Goofs

In the first military drill, the orders are "left-right, left-right." The visuals are right-left, right-left. The "dress right" orders are correctly applied. See more »

Quotes

Sam Singleton: I like your kicks, man. Those are nice.
See more »

Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You
Written by James V. Monaco and Joseph McCarthy
Vocals by Matt Doyle
Ukelele by Christian Rudder
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Love Goes Toward Love As School Boy's From Their Books
17 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently rented this film after having discovered it entirely by accident. I admit that I am a Romeo and Juliet Junkie, but I am always open to new settings and the like. The more I delved into the film, the more attached I got to these characters. These guys were outstanding in their own way, how they played the characters, how they conveyed the poetry and making it seem completely natural. Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle perfectly conveyed the romance of Seth/Romeo and Glenn/Juliet. While some people may easily be bothered by a gay interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, I had no issues/problems with it at all. The chemistry between those two was so sweet and innocent, I could not help but be drawn into the story. For me, even if I was bothered, the poetry and the story are all that matters! Doyle in particular makes a very strong Juliet, standing up to the bullying Hale Appleman's Lord Capulet/Mercutio (also outstanding). The film is beautifully shot, with close-ups on the lover's hands as they hold and touch one another. There are plenty of other tender moments throughout. The setting is also very sparse, with the empty hallways and courtyards, like the stage is waiting for the tragedy to unfold. I won't say anything about the ending, other than I was oddly satisfied. Somehow it works. And this movie does too. I cannot wait to add it to my Shakespeare collection.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was with the ending? Bgb217
Sex Scene? NightRavyn
Just Watched this- short review Daenerys360
Role of Romeo kuhske-1
confusion in the friars chambers... undeadbutalive
The Paris thing...? phatty_phat_boi
Discuss Private Romeo (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?