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West Side Story (2021)

Updated: May 23

PG-13 | 2hr 36min | 8/10 | #Musical #Drama #Romance

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned, Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13.)

 
 

STORYLINE:

Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story," released in 2021, is a vibrant and emotionally charged adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name. Set in the 1950s New York City, the film retells the classic tale of rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, and the forbidden love between Tony and Maria, who are associated with opposing sides. Spielberg's rendition pays homage to the original while injecting new life into the story, with stunning choreography, powerful performances, and a fresh look at the themes of love, prejudice, and the quest for belonging. Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star as the star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, in this timeless musical tragedy.


STAFF REVIEW:

Spielberg's "West Side Story" is a cinematic triumph that beautifully balances nostalgia with contemporary relevance. The film's direction, coupled with Tony Kushner's screenplay, revitalizes the classic narrative, making it resonate with modern audiences. Rachel Zegler shines in her debut role as Maria, bringing innocence and strength to the character, while Ansel Elgort's Tony captures the complexity of love in a divided world. The supporting cast, including Ariana DeBose's Anita and David Alvarez's Bernardo, deliver standout performances. With its breathtaking visuals, meticulously choreographed dance sequences, and emotional depth, this adaptation is a testament to the enduring power of the musical genre.


CREDITS:

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Written by:

- Tony Kushner (screenplay)

Starring:

- Ansel Elgort as Tony

- Rachel Zegler as Maria

- Ariana DeBose as Anita

- David Alvarez as Bernardo

- Mike Faist as Riff

Produced by:

- Steven Spielberg

- Kristie Macosko Krieger

- Kevin McCollum

Production Companies:

- Amblin Entertainment

- 20th Century Studios

Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński

Edited by:

- Michael Kahn

- Sarah Broshar

Music by: Leonard Bernstein (original music); Stephen Sondheim (lyrics)

Distributed by: 20th Century Studios

Release date: December 10, 2021

Run Time: 2hr 36min

Country:

- United States

Languages:

- English

- Spanish

Budget: $100 million

Box office: $76 million


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