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Private Romeo (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 20 June 2011 (USA)
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A modern take on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Set at an isolated all-boys military academy, it follows the forbidden relationship between two cadets.

Director:

Alan Brown

Writers:

Alan Brown, William Shakespeare (adapted from the play "Romeo and Juliet")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hale Appleman ... Josh Neff / Mercutio / Capulet
Charlie Barnett ... Ken Lee / Prince Escalus
Adam Barrie ... Adam Hersh / Fr. Laurence
Chris Bresky Chris Bresky ... Omar Madsen / Nurse
Matt Doyle ... Glenn Mangan / Juliet
Sean Hudock ... Gus Sanchez / Capulet's Wife / Benvolio
Bobby Moreno ... Carlos Moreno / Capulet / Tybalt
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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

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Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shakespeare Project See more »

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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.
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Version of Romeo and Juliet (2012) See more »

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Too bad I don't like drama written 300 years ago
23 January 2017 | by ohlabtechguySee all my reviews

The problem with Shakespeare and any adaptations like this one is that the modern viewer fails to become emotionally connected because the language used is so "unusual" and at times difficult to make sense of. If the language and dialogue used is NOT like REAL language that everyday people use, then NONE of the drama seems REAL enough to feel any real emotions. It's too obvious that the whole piece is STAGED and therefore UNREAL. An effective drama should seem real - like it's really happening or could have really happened just as it is depicted. This is why melodrama is NOT effective. Melodrama is overacting....effected speech and mannerisms. It's NOT REAL....and therefore the audience cannot become emotionally engaged. Having made this point....the actors were all good, young and cute and I would love to have seen them in a really good true to life romantic gay drama. But I absolutely loved the closing song, "You made me love you", a Judy Garland tribute to Clark Gable back in the 1930s.


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