Romeo and Juliet


(Franco Zeffirelli, 1968).
This adaptation of the Bard’s most famous love story gets points for its sets, costumes, and visual flair. The first screen version of the play to cast actual teens in the leading roles of the juvenile lovers, it suffers from the inexperienced line readings of Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, although the sight of Whiting’s beauteous bare bubble butt might make you oblivious to what’s coming out of his mouth.

Wed., July 15, 9 p.m.; Thu., July 16, 1 p.m.; Sun., July 19, 6:20 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 8, 2009

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