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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet | 1996 | PG-13 | - 3.6.1

A modern retelling of the classic tale.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Sexual innuendo, passionate kissing. Romeo and Juliet kiss bare chested and are lying naked in bed (only his bare chest and her bare shoulders are seen. They have supposedly had sex the night before).

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Fireballs, gang shoot-outs. A man is shot and falls, and there is some blood on his torso and face. A woman shoots herself and there is some splattered blood on her face. A man drinks poison and dies convulsing and a man has his abdomen sliced with a piece of glass -- some blood. A car crash with two people getting hurt and blood on the asphalt. Threatening with guns, vicious beating with punches and kicks. For an extended scene a few people are quite bloody (face, torso, clothing). Guns are held to peoples heads a few times.

LANGUAGE 1 - A couple of anatomical references.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Shakespeare, gang warfare, feuding families, falling in love.

MESSAGE - Not only is love blind, hate is blind too.

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