Romeo and Juliet (2013) Rated PG-13

Romeo and julietRomeo and Juliet wed in spite of their family’s long-standing feud. Based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Starring Damian Lewis, Laura Morante, Tomas Arana, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Stellan Skarsgård, Ed Westwick, Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti

Surprising I rather enjoyed this film adaptation. It’s one of the best Shakespearean adaptation on film. I know they didn’t use Shakespeare’s writing for this film but the costumes’ and sets’ matched the time unlike most of the other adaptations. Even through they don’t use the words of Shakespeare, they do keep the language of the renaissance. I don’t think this film loses Shakespeare’s essence, I, rather think it gives us a digestible Shakespeare. As I am not a fan of Shakespeare but rather understood this specific adaption and was drawn into the characters. We see the actually craziness of first love and how you think the world must be ending if you can’t be together. It definitely shows the really craziness of this story and not just the romance. Not to say that romance wasn’t there but seeing the romance through young eyes which isn’t always told as well as it was in this film. It’s a must see.

 

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