West Side Story ★★★★½

If you were totally fascinated by The Sound of Music, this spellbinding and beautiful Robert Wise musical will leave you humming for the songs, dancing happily the whole week, and keep you reflecting about human values, discrimination, intolerance and injustice, and about the power of friendship and equality among the world.

It IS different. A musical update of the immortal classic "Romeo and Juliet" set inside the nucleus of teen gangs seemed almost reprehensible, but Wise made the wisest decision: to team up with Robbins to bring to worldwide screens an unprecedented musical that even stood out during that Golden Age of cinema. Fosse would be the next step.

90/100

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