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Roméo et Juliette Reviews

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Super Reviewer
December 3, 2007
One of the worst acting ever.
We Quebecker should be ashamed of this movie
Super Reviewer
October 14, 2007
Sucks!
Basically to cover up the faulty parts, they added in nudity. Losers!
And it's not even true to the real story, so what's the point?
A nuisance to Shakespeare's original work.
Super Reviewer
July 1, 2007
This failure of a re-adaptation of the very beloved Shakespearian classic just can't decide whether it wants to be a striking, explicit drama-thriller or a hip, made-for-teen-girls romance. The result is a tasteless mix-up of the two filled with cringe-worthy dialogue, VERY uneven performances (especially by the two bland leads) and only a few inventine moments scattered here and there. In the end, Roméo et Juliette is just about everything we feared it to be... only sometimes worse, and rarely better.
December 3, 2014
(Google translated english below, beware)

Ce film était tellement mauvais que j'ai pris le temps de créer un compte sur ce site pour en parler un peu. La plupart des acteurs sont mauvais, ainsi que le script et la trame sonore. Cette adaptation s'éloigne énormément de l'histoire originale. Dans cette adaption, ils se rencontrent dans un rave et Roméo est un "stalker" qui conduit une Mini et qui passe son temps à rôder à l'entour de chez Juliette. En passant, c'est le genre de rave où les gens sont agressifs et font du body-surfing (personne fait ça dans un rave). Bref, un beau jour (après plusieurs scènes de "stalking") Juliette embarque avec lui dans son véhicule (sans rien dire) et les deux personnages ne s'adressent presque pas la parole pendant tout le reste du film. Puis c'est très malaisant pendant la scène de sexe parce qu'il n'y a pas de musique dans cette séquence. Et finalement, le frère de Juliette est un sale douchebag bourré de clichés et il nous offre la meilleure citation du film juste après un petite scène de sexe pendant laquelle on entends les nouvelles à la TV en background :

- Maudite société de pourris!
[...]
- J'imagine que tu payes des impôts
- Oh, I pay. Pas le choix. Je travaille au ministère du revenu.
- T'aurais pas pu me le dire avant?
- Ça aurait changé quoi?
- Un gars aime ça savoir qu'il réalise un fantasme!

Cette citation est peut-être la seule raison valable de regarder le film.

Bref, un petit bijou.


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This movie was so bad that I took the time to create an account on this site to talk a little . Most actors are bad, and the script and soundtrack. This adaptation departs greatly from the original story. In this adaptation , they meet at a rave and Romeo is a " stalker " who drives a Mini and who spends his time prowling round about with Juliet. Incidentally, this is the kind of rave where people are aggressive and make the body- surfing (nobody did it at a rave ) . In short, one day (after several scenes of " stalking " ) Juliet embarks with him in his vehicle ( without saying anything ) and the two characters barely talking to one for the rest of the film. Then it is very malaisant during the sex scene because there is no music in this sequence. And finally , the brother of Juliet is a dirty douchebag full of clichés and it offers us the best quote of the movie just after a little sex scene in which we hear the news on the TV in the background:

- Cursed rotten company!
[... ]dropoff Window
- I guess you pay taxes
- Oh, I pay . No choice. I work at the Department of Revenue .
- You should not have told me before ?
- It would have changed anything ?
- A guy like that that he realizes a fantasy!

[ note : ^^ google translate ^^ , see below for legible translation ]

(ending of a sex scene with TV news playing in the background)
- Society is rotten to the core
[...]
- You pay taxes.
- Oh, I pay. I have no choice. I work for the tax department.
- Why didn't you tell me?
- What's the difference?
- A guy likes to know he's living out his fantasy.


This quote is perhaps the only reason to watch the movie .

In short, a little gem.

(note: translated from french to english with google translate)
March 31, 2014
Ouin... Pas sur de la réalisation et de la tournure de ce film. Désolé, un autre navet !
½ July 9, 2010
Rien de terrible mais pas tres bon.
Super Reviewer
December 3, 2007
One of the worst acting ever.
We Quebecker should be ashamed of this movie
January 21, 2010
It was all about sex and nudity. Generally, I don't mind but that was too much. I have to admit a few parts were cute but I didn't feel deep emotions as I usually do when I watch other adaptations of this story.
May 11, 2009
beau petit film québécois avec un bon soundtrack, mais pas plus emballée que ça...
c'est une belle version de l'histoire de Roméo et Juliette, mais tant qu'à faire, j'ai préféré la version américaine où le texte shakespirien avait été conservé et collé à un décor moderne...
de jeunes acteurs avec beaucoup de potentiel par contre !
½ July 6, 2008
oh la la... pas tuffé jusqu'à la fin!!
June 23, 2008
Un film de sexe !!! l'histoire est a peine la!!!
June 6, 2008
jaime plus cela de leonardo dicpario
June 1, 2008
seriously this movie wasn't great,I've been disappointed because I was expecting more,some people were saying that this movie was great and some others said that sucks so I wasn't sure at all about who was right but after a watch I can easily say that people who said that it sucks were at 100% right,it's sad to say 'cus I'm from Québec and it's not cool to say that a movie titled Romeo and Juliette sucked I mean come on it's Romeo and Juliette,it's a classic and it's hard to destroy a classic but this version did destroy the real love story of Romeo and Juliette this movie is from my point of view,a mistake.
½ May 19, 2008
J'ai trop aimer ce film !! C'Ã?TAIS EXCELLANT !! =D
Tomma Lalonde est vraiment un beau jeune homme :P
April 2, 2008
lovely little quebecois film. very little dialogue but it worked better that way.
½ March 27, 2008
Une autre version de la piece de Shakespeare. Il y a d'interessant silences et jeux de lumiere. Pourquoi est-ce que la musique est presque toujours en anglais? Charlotte Aubin joue tres bien son role; cependant il y a beacoup d'acteurs de soutient qui exagerent un peu...
March 21, 2008
I absolutely loved this. Far far far superior to Bahz Luhrman's horrific trainwreck that apparently passes for a movie.

It's so achingly sweet, it's the first version of the play as a movie that made me believe the passion. Maybe it's because I fell in love with Thomas Lalonde.

I love love loved it, heartbreaking, unique, Jeanne Moreau made the movie entirely fabulous, loved her beginning and end to the story. French is so beautiful to listen to, I can only imagine understanding it, we watched with subtitles.
March 17, 2008
Un bon film québecois, mais sans plus. J'ai écouter sa sur mon heure de dinné au cegep (mais chez moi), j'aime les films quétainees sa dlair!!
February 25, 2008
on s'entend que ces pas ce film la..ces celui de la version avec léonardo dicaprio
Super Reviewer
October 14, 2007
Sucks!
Basically to cover up the faulty parts, they added in nudity. Losers!
And it's not even true to the real story, so what's the point?
A nuisance to Shakespeare's original work.
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