Romeo + Juliet - William Shakespeare's (1996)
Front Cover Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio Romeo
Claire Danes Juliet
John Leguizamo Tybalt
Harold Perrineau, Jr. Mercutio
Pete Postlethwaite Father Laurence
Paul Sorvino Fulgencio Capulet
Carlos Martin Manzo Ortalora Gloria Capulet
Christina Pickles Caroline Montague
Paul Rudd Dave Paris
M. Emmet Walsh Apothecary
Vondie Curtis-Hall Captain Prince
Brian Dennehy Ted Montague
Jesse Bradford Balthasar
Dash Mihok Benvolio
Miriam Margolyes The Nurse
Jamie Kennedy Sampson
Vincent Laresca Abra
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama; Romance
Director Baz Luhrmann
Series Shakespeare
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 120 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom) takes a shot at reinventing Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers as a visual pastiche inspired by MTV imagery, Hong Kong action-picture clichés, and Luhrmann's own taste for deliberate, gaudy excess. The result is explosive chaos, both in terms of bullets and visual sensibility, which some may find impossible to stick with for more than a few minutes. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the leads, though not with much distinction, while Pete Postlethwaite makes a huge impression as this movie's version of Friar Laurence. The film is successful in spots, but overall its fever-dream game plan is difficult to ride out. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 125
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 086162104213
Release Date 2002
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby