In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Mantague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly - and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair. Contrast and conflict are running themes throughout Shakespeare's play one of the Bard's most popular romantic tragedies.
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Shakespeare’s play about the doomed romance of two teenagers from feuding families is the most famous love story ever written.
First performed around 1596, Romeo and Juliet has been adapted as a ballet, an opera, the musical West Side Story, and a dozen films.