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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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

Ken Lee: Too busy to work out today, cadets?
Omar Madsen: Come on.
Ken Lee: Since you didn't get your exercise in this period, why don't you both drop and give me forty?
Sam Singleton: YES, SIR!
Omar Madsen: Uh... Forty? I can't, I have to...
Ken Lee: FIFTY for you, Omar!
Omar Madsen: Shit.
Ken Lee: And when you're done, CADET MADSEN, gimme five tours around the track. Physical fitness is an important component of cadets' education and training.
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Version of Romeo and Juliet (1919) See more »

Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You
Written by James V. Monaco and Joseph McCarthy
Vocals by Matt Doyle
Ukelele by Christian Rudder
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Truly ground-breaking!!
17 February 2012 | by dvdinausSee all my reviews

I was recently able to watch this movie at a cinema in NY on my travels and I must take my hat off to Alen Brown for making an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet so perfectly without getting carried away with trying to make it something it is not.

I have heard so many people say that it makes no sense calling a male by a female name but I believe that is what makes it so brilliant. The film is able to show a gay Romeo and Juliet story without getting caught up in the titles that we believe everything should fit into.

The boys are Romeo and Juliet they have a love that is pure and as clear as day but have to overcome the blindness of others. To be as talented as Shakespeare was at writhing plays you have to be able to create something that touches everyone in a different way this film shows just that. Sadly in order for you to fully understand the brilliance of this film you have to leave all your judgments behind.

I believe that Shakespeare would have been proud of how his masterpiece on unbiased love holds true in this film!

Truly ground-breaking!


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