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Private Romeo (2012)



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Movie Info

Based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. When eight cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the greatest romantic drama ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives. Incorporating the original text of Romeo and Juliet, YouTube videos, and lip-synced indie rock music, Private Romeo takes us to a mysterious and tender place that only Shakespeare could have inspired. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Brown, William Shakespeare
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2012
Wolfe Releasing - Official Site


Seth Numrich
as Sam Singleton
Matt Doyle
as Glenn Mangan
Hale Appleman
as Josh Neff
Bobby Moreno
as Carlos Moreno
Chris Bresky
as Omar Madsen
Adam Barrie
as Adam Hersh
Sean Hudock
as Gus Sanchez
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Critic Reviews for Private Romeo

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

Take a couple of friends to see it, and the amount you spend may exceed the amount the filmmakers did.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

An earnest experiment in don't-ask-don't-tell drama as indebted to shirtlessness as to iambic pentameter.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Unfortunately, "modern" additions (like the soldiers' YouTube videos and some social media moments) feel clunky, and a necessarily shortened approach trips the movie up...

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Private Romeo will undoubtedly be regarded by some as a curio, but it's a sweet, sympathetic and surprising one, highly recommended to the adventurous spirit in an enlightened and changing world.

Full Review… | February 8, 2012
New York Observer
Top Critic

A pandering coming-of-ager about sexual identity and equality.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

A dynamite ensemble cast of young actors invests the Bard's poetry with energetic immediacy.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Private Romeo

A delight. Very surprising smooth acting with heart. The scenes flow. The actors deliver solid performances. A tender, imaginative piece of work from Alan Brown.

Mario L.
Mario Lemay

so I really hated the way they talked during the whole movie but I was won over by when Glenn sang the credits. he's and AMAZING singer

Octavio Cobian

A very good homosexual modern portrayal of romeo and Juliet. Don't ask don't tell version in sorts. The only down side was that it was difficult to tell who was who for the first half of the movie.

Private Romeo Quotes

Sam Singleton: Did my heart love till now, forswear its sight for I ne'er saw true beauty until this night.
– Submitted by Trevor H (3 years ago)
Glenn Mangan: My bounty is as boundless as the sea, and my love is deep, the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.
– Submitted by Meredith W (3 years ago)

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