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Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Romeo & Juliet (original title)
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.

Director:

Carlo Carlei

Writers:

Arthur Brooke, Julian Fellowes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Lewis ... Lord Capulet
Laura Morante ... Lady Montague
Tomas Arana ... Lord Montague
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Benvolio
Natascha McElhone ... Lady Capulet
Stellan Skarsgård ... Prince of Verona
Tom Wisdom ... Count Paris
Matt Patresi ... First Capulet Servant
Marcus J. Cotterell Marcus J. Cotterell ... Second Capulet Servant (as Marcus Cotterell)
Christian Cooke ... Mercutio
Ed Westwick ... Tybalt
Hailee Steinfeld ... Juliet
Lesley Manville ... Nurse
Anton Alexander ... Abraham (House of Montague)
Douglas Booth ... Romeo
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

While the film closely follows the plot of the play, it features very little of the William Shakespeare text. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: 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. And, so the Prince has called a tournament, to keep the battle from the city streets. Now, rival Capulets and Montagues, they try their strength to gain the royal ring.
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Connections

Version of The Commish: Romeo and Juliet (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Amor Dona Ch'Io Te Porto
Anonymous, late 15th Century
Performed by Ensemble La Rossignol
P 2003 Tactus Records - Licensed by
Machiavelli Music Publishing
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A traditional film adaptation of a famous play that can be easily embraced by a new generation.
10 March 2014 | by khanbaliq2See all my reviews

If Hailee Steinfeld is in a movie then I will definitely see that movie. The young actress made an impressive debut in True Grit (2010), but then took a 3 year break from acting. In 2013 she had a role in Ender's Game, a science fiction action thriller that's definitely worth seeing. She also had a role in Romeo And Juliet, a straightforward film adaptation of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy that works thanks to the actors and the screenplay. Julian Fellowes wrote a screenplay that makes the film interesting for a new generation of viewers. Changing some of the play's dialogue may be unacceptable for some people, but what we get here is a manageable story with the poetic dialogue intact. It works well in the film. Carlo Carlei can be praised for his direction because the film doesn't lose pace or interest. Carlei makes the dramatic scenes work, especially at the end when Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have to make difficult decisions because of unfortunate circumstances. The cast deliver the dialogue well. Steinfeld was 17 when the film was released, but she projects maturity and makes Juliet a tragic figure. Douglas Booth allegedly beat out 300 other actors for the part of Romeo. He's 4 years older than Steinfeld, and the romance between the two isn't as good as it should be, but they are an appealing young pair. It's Paul Giamatti, playing Friar Laurence, who's most comfortable with the poetic dialogue however. I like that Romeo And Juliet was filmed in Italy, including in Verona, where Shakespeare's tragedy is set. Franco Zeffirelli's terrific 1968 film was a big hit with a similar approach to the material. Carlei's Romeo And Juliet wasn't a repeat of that phenomenon but it's still a solid film that can easily appeal even to teenagers. I recommend it.


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 October 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Verona, Veneto, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$520,116, 13 October 2013

Gross USA:

$1,162,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,966,268
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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