Romeo + Juliet
Baz Luhrman’s modern twist on Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers made hearts throb all across the world thanks to stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes.
The classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is brought to the 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.