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ROMEO + JULIET

ROMEO + JULIET

  • Directed by Baz Luhrmann
  • Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo
  • 25th Anniversary
  • 1996 | 126mins | USA | rated (12A)
Baz Luhrmann helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.