Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet ★★★★

I was 13 when Romeo + Juliet came out and hated it by default since all the girls in my class swooned over this and Leonardo DiCaprio. I'm glad I finally gave it a second chance because Romeo + Juliet is great. My wife describes it as "Shakespeare on ecstasy." Baz Luhrmann takes every to 11, but the heighten emotions in this heightened tale completely work. Harold Perrineau's Mercutio? Damn.