Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.
The classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers".
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Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, whose misadventured piteous overthrows doth, with their death, bury their parents' strife. The fearful passage of their death-marked love and the continuance of their parents' rage, which, but their children's end, naught could ...
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It took me three viewings to realise that this movie is a damn modern masterpiece and miracle of cinema. It is SO unapologetically true to the vision of the director -- SO weird, so intentionally controversial, and unique. It pairs Elizabethan dialogue with the most glaringly 90's fashion, style, attitude, what have you - a huge, odd risk, but one that pays off I think. I wish I had the balls to make something so provocative and brash.
This movie deeply insulted me the first time I saw it. I was actually infuriated. I thought it was terrible. The second time I saw it was by chance - it was showing on TV and I happened to catch it during the opening and thought 'Well, it's not as bad as I remember it', so I continued watching until the end. Finally, it was upon my third viewing that I absolutely fell in love with this movie. It is literally insane and all that I could ask for from a American adaptation in the 1990's of a late 16th century Shakespearean tragedy.
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