William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  • PG-13
  • 2h 1m
  • 1996
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Baz Luhrmann's dazzling and unconventional adaptation of William Shakespear's classic love story is spellbinding. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes portray Romeo and Juliet, the youthful star-crossed lovers of the past. But the setting has been moved from it's Elizabethan origins to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach.

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Common Sense Says
Optically brilliant, violent update of classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film features a considerable amount of blood, violence, and explicit references to sex. Prostitution, brief nudity, teen sex, gang-related deaths, car assaults, bloody fistfights, and a gangster pointing a pistol directly at a child's face, makes this film inappropriate for kids under the age of 17. There's a strong emphasis on guns that can easily be seen as glamorization: characters sport decorated pistols and fashionably threatening jewelry (skull rings, dagger belts), not to mention an ad for bullets. Background scenery makes much use of billboards, posters, and license plates designed to mimic soda, liquor, and cigarette ads.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 1, 1996
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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