Movie music Mondays: Romeo + Juliet


Today’s Movie Music Monday is a slice of pure pop perfection from 90s Swedish band, The Cardigans.

The tune accompanied Baz Luhrmann’s modern, brash and outlandish adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, sorry, Romeo + Juliet, which came out in 1996.  I was 15 at the time, and had read the play at school the previous year, so I was ripe and receptive to Luhrmann’s visually stunning take on The Bard’s classic tale of doomed love.

I might have less time for it if I watched it again today, though.  I mean, those kids were stupid!

28 responses to “Movie music Mondays: Romeo + Juliet

  1. Great post Laura! And I love learning a little more about you 🙂

    I loved this film when I was a teenager. It’s the typical sort of film I loved when i was younger but don’t love now or even like that much. It’s just a bit too far out for me.

    It does have a very good soundtrack 🙂

  2. I love The Cardigans when they cover Black Sabbath songs. The soundtrack had good tracks from Radiohead and Garbage that were cool

  3. Dearest fn,

    I saw this movie when I was twice your age (well almost) and liked the visuals but not so much the music – which should be acceptable since we came from different generations. Although I do like The Cranberrys but don’t have a shitting clue if they’re in this.



  4. When this came out (and I was also 15) I LOVED the song but then it got played so many times and it kind of killed it for me. It’s a great soundtrack though and I love The You and Me Song so much that Mr O and I walked out of the registry office to it at our wedding.

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