Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet movie

Two young hearts ignite in a neon-drenched Verona Beach, where feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets, clash not with swords, but with guns and gasoline bombs. Romeo, a Montague, crashes a Capulet party and locks eyes with the radiant Juliet, igniting an instant and forbidden passion. Despite the fiery animosity between their families, they elope in a whirlwind ceremony officiated by a flamboyant preacher. But their newfound bliss is tragically short-lived, as a series of misunderstandings, escalating violence, and vengeful actions lead to ultimate heartbreak.

Romeo + Juliet

PG: 13
Release date: November 1, 1996 (USA)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Crime
Director: Baz Luhrmann
IMDb rating: 7.5

Romeo + Juliet Box Office Collection

Budget: $14.5 million
Opening Weekend USA: $12.1 million
Gross USA: $49.7 million
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $147 million

Romeo + Juliet Awards

Academy Awards(1997)
Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Berlin International Film Festival(1997)
Silver Bear – Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
Alfred Bauer Prize (Baz Luhrmann)
BAFTA Awards(1998)
David Lean Award for Direction (Baz Luhrmann)
Best Screenplay – Adapted (Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann)
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music (Nellee Hooper, Craig Armstrong, Marius De Vries)
Best Production Design (Catherine Martin)
MTV Movie Awards(1997)
Best Breakthrough Performance (Claire Danes)
Best Kiss (Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes)
National Board of Review Awards(1996)
Top Ten Films

Romeo + Juliet Cast

Leonardo DiCaprioRomeo Montague
Claire DanesJuliet Capulet
John LeguizamoTybalt Capulet
Brian DennehyTed Montague
Harold PerrineauMercutio
Pete PostlethwaiteLaurence “Capulet”
Diane VenoraGloria Capulet
Paul SorvinoFulton
Vincent SpanoParis
Vondie Curtis-HallNurse

Romeo + Juliet Writer and Director

Baz LuhrmannDirector, Writer
Craig PearceWriter