This is a pretty traditional take on Romeo and Juliet. For my fellow costume drama lovers, there are absolutely gorgeous costumes. Ahhh, the hairstyles in this movie are absolutely amazing. I would love for someone to do my hair like some of the ladies in this story. The settings are also amazing and had me wanting to hop a plane back to Italy right away.
Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tale but this version still felt really fresh and exciting. I really liked some of the acting in this. I especially liked Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence!
This movie can be both a welcome introduction to those that are new to Romeo and Juliet and a good reminder to those that already love the story as to why we love the story in the first place!