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West Side Story

A young couple falls in love despite the fact they have ties to opposing gangs who are fighting for the same piece of New York's west side. This modernized (and musical) version of Romeo and Juliet won numerous awards. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 152
Theater Release: 23 Dec 1961
Video Release: 15 Nov 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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West Side Story is rated Not Rated:

Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Cast: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
Studio: 1961 MGM

Detailed Review

Life is tough on the streets of New York City's west side. Crowded with immigrants, the youthful residents believe survival in the concrete jungle means joining up with your own… 
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Why Is West Side Story Rated Not Rated?

Overall: B+

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