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Romeo & Juliet (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 other. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever.

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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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Drama | Romance

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$520,116, 13 October 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,161,089, 1 December 2013
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James Horner was originally hired to write the music and indeed completed the score, which was subsequently rejected. See more »

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Juliet: O, Romeo, Romeo.
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Written and Performed by Zola Jesus
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Was begging for them to kill themselves already
29 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie was very well made. The cinematography, acting, music, script, costume design, and set design were all well done. However, this movie lacked heart and soul. It lacked suspense or intensity, which was what Romeo and Juliet supposed to be about. It cut much of the swordfighting action and the music, while good, was underwhelming. That is actually thebest word to describe this whole movie. Underwhelming. Every scene I felt could have been done better if they had just performed more dramatically or if the music was more intense, or if the composition was more close-up.

Romeo and Juliet is a masterwork of irony and this movie took it out completely. It was so rushed in a way that felt distant and just trying to push through it. It never settled at moments and it pains me to watch it. The only good scene was at the end when they killed themselves because of Paul Giamatti's performance.

God, and I thought the 1998 version was bad, this one is even worse. Watch the 1968 version for the good Romeo and Juliet.


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