Film: West Side Story

Opened: December 10, 2021

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Josh Andrés Rivera, Iris Menas, Mike Iveson, Jamila Velazquez, Annelise Cepero, Yassmin Alers, Jamie Harris, Curtiss Cook, Andréa Burns, David Avilés Morales, Sebastian Serra, Ricardo A. Zayas, Carlos E. Gonzalez, Ricky Ubeda, Andrei Chagas, Adriel Flete, Jacob Guzman, Kelvin Delgado, Carlos Sánchez Falú, Julius Anthony Rubio, Yurel Echezarreta, David Guzman, Sean Harrison Jones, Jess LeProtto, Patrick Higgins, Kyle Allen, John Michael Fiumara, Kevin Csolak, Kyle Coffman, Daniel Patrick Russell, Ben Cook, Harrison Coll, Garrett Hawe, Myles Erlick, Julian Elia, Ana Isabella, Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Yesenia Ayala, Gabriella M. Soto, Juliette Feliciano Ortiz, Jeanette Delgado, Maria Alexis Rodriguez, Edriz E. Rosa Pérez, Ilda Mason, Jennifer Florentino, Melody Martí, Gaby Diaz, Isabella Ward, Eloise Kropp, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Leigh-Ann Esty, Lauren Leach, Brittany Pollack, Kellie Drobnick, Skye Mattox, Adriana Pierce, Jonalyn Saxer, Brianna Abruzzo, Halli Toland, Sara Esty, Talia Ryder & Maddie Ziegler

Remaking a classic is never an easy job and can often be a bad decision, but Steven Spielberg handles West Side Story with such care and grace that he’s created a new masterpiece that will introduce new and future generations to this Broadway staple.

Former Jet Tony (Ansel Elgort) is caught dancing with Shark María (Rachel Zegler) that leads to Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist) and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez) calling an all-out rumble.

With this being the first musical Spielberg has ever made, he continues to cement himself as one of the most prolific directors of all-time with this film. Ariana DeBose continues to show why she is the star of her generation, Rachel Zegler makes a stunning debut and Rita Moreno brings new life to a project that defined her career.

Final say: I have a love. ★★★★★

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