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katybliss's avatar


Eh, the modernization was a bit too much for me. If you want Shakespeare, watch the 1968 version. This one was a bit too zany. I thought it was creative that they modernized it but still kept the language, but it didn't quite work for this movie. Leonardo DiCaprio did a very good job, though. But then again, the 1968 version had great actors as well, and they were better looking.
12 years 7 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


The modern take on Shakespeare's play works, but the two main characters' casting doesn't. Or perhaps their motivations cannot be sold in a modern context. That is the fatal flaw that sinks this otherwise interesting and appealing experiment.
5 years 1 month ago
ladymarla's avatar


By far my favourite adaptation of the great Shakespeare play.

I remember borrowing this over and over again on VHS from my library when I was very young, I was so in-love with the direction and story (this was before I knew who Shakespeare was) and it has forever remained one of my favourite text to screen love story/tragedy adaptations that I have had the privilege to witness in my life.

I wonder how I would feel about this adaptation if I had seen it for the first time at my age now?

Anyway, Baz Luhrmann is a genius.
8 years 4 months ago
Fugu's avatar


I masturbated furiously over Claire Danes. Good film too.
11 years 6 months ago
Kaiso's avatar


The modernization is so successful imo!
11 years 8 months ago
alzate78's avatar


me partí en dos
3 years 6 months ago
GremVendetta's avatar


I fell in love with Leonardo DiCaprio because of this film. The introduction to Romeo scene thanks to the Radiohead soundtrack gives me shivers every time.

Also I don't recommend watching this while stoned. I was confused throughout the film on why I couldn't understand them even though they were speaking English. Pretty surreal experience.
8 years ago
thaisquisito's avatar


I loved that the script is just like the book, very cool movie. And i must say that Dicaprio is the most perfect Romeo ever. ♥
9 years 1 month ago
sammysin's avatar


Super soundtrack on this one. Loved the scene where R & J first meet. Lovely.
10 years 1 month ago
myfajahas400children's avatar


This movie is crazy, just non stop, but in a weird way it's pretty good.
11 years ago
Alias's avatar


I can dig this. As an adaptation it's lacking, true, but as an experience it's pretty much unique and a lot of fun.
11 years ago
daisyaday's avatar


a punk version of the play ; it was if they tried to turn a tragedy into a comedy ; for some reason, most of Shakespeare's dialogue is shouted, but I like the nurse's performance
11 years 2 months ago
Gusvergara's avatar


XxKatyKISSKILLxX you are soo wrong...
11 years 5 months ago
Suzanne's avatar


The guns and the opening scene were too much.
11 years 6 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


It took a long time for DiCaprio to prove he was a good actor after this mess... Shakespeare for the masses, impossible to expect a good thing from it..
11 years 1 month ago

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