West Side Story

I have watched this movie once. This was on .


An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

A city divided. Their love will change everything

West Side Story


The production design is excellent. Costume and set design too. Photography and lighting are beautiful. The camerawork is fluent and grandiose. The choreography is impressive. You can not deny the mastery of the filmmaking craft.

I’m not sure how I’m supposed to engage when so many entire scenes are in a language I don’t understand and subtitles are not provided “by design”. Engaging is all a movie should be – sure I can grasp the story – yet this decision feels hostile.