West Side Story ★★★½

The use of color is really interesting throughout - there’s a point where blaring horns accompany a drenched red cityscape, and it fits perfectly. “America”, “Jet Song”, and “Cool” are excellent numbers. But the central romance just never feels believable - maybe it’s the wooden acting of Wood and Beymer, but it just didn’t work for me. Still, a pretty fun musical.

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