Rome and Jewel (2006)





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The African-American son of a Compton minister and the Caucasian daughter of the mayor of Los Angeles enter into a forbidden interracial romance in this contemporary hip-hop-infused retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Reverend Q may be a man of the cloth, but when his son Rome (Nate Parker) begins dating rebellious blonde beauty Jewel (Lindsey Haun), father and son are driven apart by bigotry and hatred. Does Jewel truly love Rome, or is her devilish grin actually an indicator … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Charles T. Kanganis
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On DVD: Mar 9, 2010
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The song-and-verse gimmick wears thin, as does the film's naive, black-or-white take on black and white.

Full Review… | November 26, 2008
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