Romeo and Juliet

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"The most dangerous love story ever told."
  • PG-13
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 5.8  (12,472)
  • 41

Romeo and Juliet is a 2013 romantic drama film adaptation of the world-famous play by William Shakespeare. Starring Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet and Douglas Booth as Romeo, the film tells the classic tale of two young lovers from rival families who fall in love at first sight but are doomed by fate to suffer a tragic end. The movie opens in Verona, Italy, where the Capulets and Montagues have been feuding for generations. The young and impulsive Romeo attends a party at the Capulet mansion hoping to catch a glimpse of his love Rosaline, but instead he meets Juliet, the daughter of the Capulet patriarch. The two instantly fall in love and share a passionate kiss, unaware of the bitter rivalry between their families.

As the two young lovers navigate their way through their newfound love, they must keep it a secret from their families. But as fate would have it, their secret is exposed when Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet's hot-headed cousin, in a duel. Romeo is banished from Verona, leaving Juliet heartbroken and desperate.

Juliet's father, in an attempt to cheer up his daughter, arranges for her to marry Count Paris, a wealthy and respected man. Juliet, still in love with Romeo, refuses and turns to Friar Laurence for help. The friar devises a plan for Juliet to fake her own death, allowing her to be reunited with Romeo once he returns to Verona.

Unfortunately, the plan goes awry, and Romeo believes Juliet to be truly dead. In a fit of grief, he rushes to her tomb and takes his own life. Juliet wakes up to discover Romeo's lifeless body beside her and, unable to live without him, takes her own life as well.

The film is a faithful adaptation of the play, preserving the iconic lines and sequences that have made Romeo and Juliet a timeless classic. The chemistry between Steinfeld and Booth is palpable, and they do a remarkable job of portraying the passion and despair that underline the tragic tale. Damian Lewis delivers a strong performance as Lord Capulet, a man torn between his love for his daughter and his duty to his family.

The production design is stunning, with the Verona setting coming to life in vibrant and colorful detail. The costumes are exquisite and add a layer of authenticity to the film's historical setting.

Director Carlo Carlei has done an admirable job of bringing Romeo and Juliet to the screen. The pacing is brisk, and the film never loses sight of the emotional core of the story. Carlei also makes several clever choices in his interpretation of the play, such as adding a scene where Romeo and Juliet meet before the infamous party, providing more depth to their initial attraction.

Overall, Romeo and Juliet is a well-executed adaptation of one of the greatest plays ever written. It will appeal to fans of Shakespeare as well as to those who appreciate a good love story. While the tragic ending may be difficult to stomach, the film is ultimately a moving tribute to the power of love and the destructive nature of hate.

Romeo and Juliet is a 2013 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 41.

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    5.8  (12,472)
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