10. ‘Romeo + Juliet’
“You kiss by the book”
There’s a moment during Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play about star-crossed lovers where we hope (in vain) that it just might work out. In the film’s final moments, Juliet lays comatose, having swallowed a potion to fake her own death. But Romeo missed the message and presumes her dead, ending his own life just as his love wakes. The two lock eyes knowing the huge mistake that’s been made, leaving Juliet with only one option: to follow suit.