Romeo + Juliet 1996 ★★★★½

Another classic by the brilliant Baz Luhrmann. With a modern setting but keeping the Shakespearian dialogue, this is my favourite Romeo and Juliet interpretation. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes lead this beautifully, and their meeting by the fish tank with Des'ree singing in the background is one of my favourite scenes in film ever. John Leguizamo and Harold Perrineau have fantastic roles too, but the whole cast is thoroughly enjoyable, especially with the addition of a young Paul Rudd. I know this film isn't for everybody and that many have a lot of negatives to share, but I absolutely love it.

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