Private Romeo
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Private Romeo

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ActorsHale Appleman, Matt Doyle, Seth Numrich

DirectorAlan Brown

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Released in 2011, Private Romeo was directed by Alan Brown and written by Alan Brown adapted from William Shakespeare’s famous play “Romeo and Juliet”. Re-telling the story of Romeo and Juliet but with two male characters, the film stars Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle. Read More Here

“Much better to focus on the tempestuous Mercutio (Hale Appleman, a standout), whose increasing volatility forms the perfect counterpoint to Mr. Doyle's beaming Juliet and Seth Numrich's sensitive Romeo. Punctuated by eerily static shots of empty basketball courts and deserted hallways, Mercutio's blustering menace is as timeless as the romance he seeks to derail. ”
   The New York Times

“No contemporary film that promotes love instead of war should be overlooked. 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.”
   New York Observer

“Sticking closely to the written text (with basketballs and barbells supplying incidental props) and wisely not attempting to reimagine the specific circumstances that separate the lovers, a dynamite ensemble cast of young actors invests the Bard's poetry with energetic immediacy.”
   Variety

Features:

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: TLA Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: 30 April 2012
  • Run Time: 90 minutes

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Reviews

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    I love this film. I think my favourite thing about it is that it doesn’t focus on the bashing, the hatred or the pain and struggle of being gay… It’s just a story about two people who love each other so much that they will do anything to be together. Shakespeare told in a really simple and uncomplicated way. Moving and a complete pleasure to watch.

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