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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.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (shortened to Romeo + Juliet) is a 1996 American ... The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the leading roles of Romeo and Juliet, who instantly fall in love when Romeo crashes a party ...
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Director Baz Luhrmann's whirling dervish adaptation of the classic tale of "Romeo + Juliet" is replete with glowing surfaces, quick-cutting action, and a soundtrack that bites.
This latest version of the bard's classic play is set in an urban jungle ruled by warring gang families.