Screenwriter Julian Fellowes adapts William Shakespeare famous story about the tragic love affair between Romeo (Douglas Booth) and Juliet (Hailee Steinfeld), members of rival families. The movie has a traditional setting and is directed by Carlo Carlei.
Why Is Romeo and Juliet (2013) Rated PG-13?
Romeo and Juliet (2013) is rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements.
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Violence: Characters draw their swords and fight in the streets where a man is killed. In an act of retribution, characters fight and one is stabbed to death. Characters spit at one another as a sign of derision. Several deaths result from the ongoing family feud. A character takes a poison that makes her appear as dead. A character drinks a poison and kills himself. A girl stabs herself.
Sexual Content: A young couple kisses frequently. A married couple consummates their marriage with little detail shown.
Language: The script contains a few terms of Deity as well as some brief sexual innuendos.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink at a social event. A man derives a poison from a plant. Another character is involved in selling illegal poisons. A character uses poison to kill himself.
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Shakespeare classic play has been adapted to film many times including Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version Romeo & Juliet. It has also inspired such movies as Gnomeo & Juliet, Letters to Juliet and West Side Story.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Romeo and JulietRelease Date: 4 February 2014 Romeo and Juliet releases to home video (Blu-ray/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras: - 4 Featurettes - Theatrical Trailer