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Private Romeo (2012)



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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 Site

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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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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

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

February 10, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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

February 9, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

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

February 9, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

February 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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A pandering coming-of-ager about sexual identity and equality.

February 7, 2012 | Full Review…

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

February 7, 2012 | Full Review…

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