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Romeo & Juliet (II) (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 October 2013 (UK)
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Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
First Capulet Servant
Marcus J. Cotterell ...
Second Capulet Servant (as Marcus Cotterell)


In the city of Verona, two families have a prolonged and ancient feud. The Montagues and the Capulets co-exist under the stern eye of the Prince, but the hatred between the families threatens all, in particular the children. The young men of both families are hot-blooded and ready to fight at any provocation, despite the Prince's edict against such fights. But when young Romeo, a Montague, first sets eyes on the virginal Capulet daughter Juliet, no enmity between families can prevent his falling in love with her, and her with him. From this risk-laden romance comes both joy and tragedy for all. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The most dangerous love story ever told.


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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11 October 2013 (UK)  »

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Romeo & Juliet  »

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$520,116 (USA) (11 October 2013)


$1,161,089 (USA) (29 November 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Logan Lerman, Sam Claflin, Josh Hutcherson and Benjamin Gur auditioned for the role of Romeo. See more »


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Pretty, but mostly pretty bad
9 November 2013 | by (Backwoods Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the most recent in a series of Italian versions of Romeo and Juliet which starts with the 1955 film directed by Renato Castellani and the 1968 film directed by Franco Zeffirelli. They are all very pretty and this one is the prettiest, with extremely pretty scenery, a pretty Juliet and an even prettier Romeo.

That's about the best that can be said for it. Fellowes, the screenplay writer, has actually written some new scenes that are not bad examples of blank verse in the Elizabethan style, but they do not have the genius of Shakespeare, and the new scenes don't add much to the story. Replacing Shakespeare's words with his own, which he does far too often, invariably results in poorer and less interesting lines.

Unfortunately, the leads aren't persuading anyone that they are in love, and our attention is drawn instead to some good performances by the supporting cast, especially Damian Lewis's Capulet, which I think is the best performance by anyone as Capulet on screen ever.

So, generally, apart from Lewis, you are much better off watching Zeffirelli's film.

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