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Romeo & Juliet: A Monkey's Tale (Ws)
Romeo Juliet A Monkey's Tale
Director: Karina Holden
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2008     0hr 43min

In the mountains of Thailand, two young monkeys from rival factions are falling in love. This is the story of their lives, as the two groups of the local simian population declare war to keep them apart. A familiar story w...  more »


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Director: Karina Holden
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Animal Planet
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/05/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 43min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Ha, a very interesting nature doc(?)
Ross Morrison | Brooklyn, New York | 06/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Flipped over to this and was immediately floored. This was a bunch of out-of-context shots of various monkeyshines happening in Thailand overlayed somewhat with the plot from Romeo and Juliet. Regardless of the created plot, the viewer learns a lot about this particular urban monkey environment. The editing and music are fantastic, including high-tension action scenes that hearken toward summer blockbuster movies. The narration is pretty good but with a lot of groan-worthy Shakespeare puns (that have their own worth in a low-comedy way.) Overall, a very original take on the standard nature documentary, with thrills, ups, downs, crying, laughing, the whole bit. The narrator was excellent but I couldn't help wonder why they didn't go with a more Shakespearian British accent. Probably, that doesn't really matter. Highly enjoyable, and kudos to whoever greenlit this as it's quite daring. It is hilariously influenced by Baz Lurman's Romeo + Juliet. Five stars without even thinking about it. Extremely entertaining."
Classic tale, told with tails.
Eric Oconnor | Sunnyvale, California. | 01/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)


The story unfolds at the Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi, Thailand.

The 1080 HD resolution captures every detail of the historic landmark which makes the setting a visual delight.

The soundtrack and editing are top-notch, so much that you are left scratching your head at the end of the film, wondering in in fact if you just watched monkies perform Shakespeare. (Crab-eating Macaque are not an endangered species for those that care)

You won't regret buying this for yourself or as a gift.

Much like "The Gods Must Be Crazy" you watch in delight while a story unfolds starring non-actors who are brilliant at what they do.

Great, Enjoyable Movie
Curmudgeon99 | Manhattan, NY | 02/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is interesting in that the movie overlays the story of Romeo and Juliet--mostly--on the lives of two troops of wild monkeys. A great and enjoyable movie for people who don't even watch the Animal Planet. This is also fairly safe for kids--there is one scene of monkeys doing the nasty. But that's only for about 5 seconds."