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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
120 minutes
performer:
Claire Danes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harold Perrineau, Jamie Kennedy, John Leguizamo, Dash Mihok, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Rudd, Paul Sorvino, Vondie Curtis-Hall
director:
Baz Luhrmann
author:
2269
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

In a perfect world, the soundtrack to a modern-day Romeo & Juliet would include hip-hop sonnets and Green Day doing ”Greensleeves.” No such luck. With a monotonous half-song from Garbage and the Butthole Surfers’ aptly titled ”Whatever,” bland alterna-rock dominates the soundtrack to William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, making the few good songs — Des’ree’s perfectly sappy ”Kissing You,” the Cardigans’ bouncy ”Lovefool,” Everclear’s ”Local God” — sound all the more out of place. A star-cross’d compilation indeed. C+

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