Maria played by Natalie Wood
Tony played by Richard Beymer
Riff played by Russ Tamblyn
Bernardo played by George Chakiris
Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise
Run Time: 152 minutes
Reel Review Rating: 9.5
What is the movie about?
The movie is about a large group of Puerto Ricans that come to America. A gang of Americans called The Jets don't like that the Puerto Ricans formed a grouped called The Sharks and are on their turf. They fight a lot and one of the Jets' veterans, Tony, falls in love with a Puerto Rican girl named Maria and Maria loves him, too. But, when there is a brawl and Tony's best friend and Maria's brother gets killed, things get a "teensy-bit" complicated.
What I thought about the movie.
I thought the movie was very good. It is my favorite musical to-date.
What I learned about making films.
I learned that modern versions of old stories can be good. This movie was based on Romeo and Juliet.
Why I think other kids should see this film.
It is a very good musical. But it also has a lot of talking and fighting. IT IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION!!!!! of talking, fighting, love, cool names of characters, gangs, music, etc. All of this makes it very, very exciting.