Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song

Independent, New Zealand musical version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy (which started as a recorded score and went on to be a stage production before this feature film version). This adaptation places the timeless lovers amongst the spliff-swapping, crate-bearing, caravan-populated world of the Trailer Park.

2013Rating: M, Violence107 minsNew Zealand
DramaMusical
82%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

flicks

Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before sees the Montagues and Capulets as white-trash Kiwi families feuding in a trailer park (a “boganised” Waipu camp ground). It's also the musical version, a mad pop, hip-hop and rock opera that will defy expectation, with weird and wonderful art direction, plenty of visual gags – including a character who gets around on a fitness ball – and several scenes that, viewed out of context, would no doubt seem extremely odd. It also has a good cast of misfits, not to mention its young star-crossed lovers, played convincingly by Derya Parlak and Christopher Landon.

modern kiwi version that treats the senses

Was surprised by this movie. It was post-modern and fresh with a hint of where it came from. Enjoyed the music, although not all the singers matched the characters but that was part of its uniqueness. Won tix but would have paid. Loved Alices new cinematheque 5/5.

3.0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Constantly surprising, Tim van Dammen's clearly drawn heavily from his music video directing background and the whole piece comes together with such toe-tapping gusto that it's impossible to deny.

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

flicks

Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before sees the Montagues and Capulets as white-trash Kiwi families feuding in a trailer park (a “boganised” Waipu camp ground). It's also the musical version, a mad pop, hip-hop and rock opera that will defy expectation, with weird and wonderful art direction, plenty of visual gags – including a character who gets around on a fitness ball – and several scenes that, viewed out of context, would no doubt seem extremely odd. It also has a good cast of misfits, not to mention its young star-crossed lovers, played convincingly by Derya Parlak and Christopher Landon.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Constantly surprising, Tim van Dammen's clearly drawn heavily from his music video directing background and the whole piece comes together with such toe-tapping gusto that it's impossible to deny.

modern kiwi version that treats the senses

Was surprised by this movie. It was post-modern and fresh with a hint of where it came from. Enjoyed the music, although not all the singers matched the characters but that was part of its uniqueness. Won tix but would have paid. Loved Alices new cinematheque 5/5.

3.0