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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 Bobby Moreno ... Carlos Moreno / Capulet / Tybalt
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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

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Taglines:

Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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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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Connections

Version of Romeo and Juliet (2000) See more »

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Reveille
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Love Goes Toward Love As School Boy's From Their Books
17 May 2012 | by urentSee 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.


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