West Side Story ★★★★

The purity of first love tackling intolerance and racism head-on. An allegorical reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in New York.
Young people trying to find a place in time and space, finding a new way of living away from the dumb prejudices of their elders.
The Jets and the Sharks are collectively a metaphorical representation of the family unit. Tony and Maria together represent the threat of the "Other" to the rigidly constructed and well-defined society marked by the gangs.
Everyone's Story... Not Just West Side's.

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