Tyler Henry , Michael Corbett - 2016 NBCUniversal Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa - Arrivals at Langham Huntington Hotel - Pasadena, California, United States - Wednesday 13th January 2016
Closer to an update of West Side Story than anything else, what makes this rendition of the "two star-crossed lovers" saga stand out is dialogue which is largely faithful to the text set against a post-modern backdrop frighteningly reminiscent of Los Angeles. While it's a thrill to watch (if you can avoid a headache), it's maddeningly hard to follow and considerably self-conscious. Plus there's the issue of a soundtrack that's probably sold more copies than the film did tickets.... Will this version survive the test of time? Probably not, but it will forever stand out as an amazing and powerful experiment in filmmaking.
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There's already an Oscars buzz surrounding this movie.