Tromeo & Juliet (1997)
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Notorious schlock and psychotronic production company Troma hails Tromeo & Juliet -- it's contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's love tragedy -- a "thrill-a-minute, body-piercing, computer sex, sapphic, car-crashing extravaganza." Set in NYC, the tale centers on the romantic travails of Tromeo and Juliet and contains profanity and graphic scenes of considerable gore.
|Rating:||R (for strong sexuality, violence/gore, language and some drug content.)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Comedy, Cult Movies, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||James Gunn, Lloyd Kaufman|
|Written By:||Jason Green, William Shakespeare, James Gunn, Lloyd Kaufman|
|In Theaters:||Feb 28, 1997 Limited|
|On DVD:||Nov 24, 1997|
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Critic Reviews for Tromeo & Juliet
it's crude, it's crass - and it's pretty damn funny. And most surprising of all, the acting isn't too bad. The liberties taken with the story will no doubt be appalling to purists.
Totally, disgustingly hilarious. Head and shoulders above almost every other Troma movie.
Audience Reviews for Tromeo & Juliet
Once upon a time, Troma, the company that brought us cinema classics such as: The Toxic Avenger, Rabid Grannies, Poultrygeist, Redneck Zombies and Surf Nazis Must Die, decided long ago to adapt Shakespeare's famous play, 'Romeo and Juliet.' This adaptation decided to spice up the story by adding kinky sex, extreme violence, genital monsters, body piercing and incest and it succeeded in creating a bizarre yet hilarious film. Anyone going into a Troma production should know what to expect, and that is irreverent and perverse comedy with plenty of political incorrectness. Expect plenty of nods to other Troma films and plenty of re-used gags (flipping cars and head squashing). Many may think it sounds like utter crap that only morons would find funny...they may be right, but at the same time they may need to lighten up and enjoy the insanity and mind-numbingness that is Tromeo and Juliet.
With a great cast, a funny script (by James Gunn and Lloyd Kaufman), a fitting soundtrack and plenty of great visual gags, Kaufman has yet again succeeded in turning what is right upside down and grossing the hell out of everyone. Get some popcorn, grab a beer, invite your friends over and enjoy Tromeo and Juliet for what it is, a Shakespeare adaptation with plenty of balls. The end.
Transgressive punk black comedy version of the Shakespeare classic, with explicit nipple piercing, severed heads, an alien penis, and occasional bouts of iambic pentameter. Inventive, anarchic, and unpredictable, but only for those with a high tolerance for bad taste.
It's Shakespeare but not as you know it
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