You remember this film for 4 things. Those cool guns with religious illustrated plates on them, Claire Danes, DiCaprio's funky Hawaiian shirt and the accompanying song for the film, Young Hearts Run Free by Kym Mazelle.
Based on Shakespeare's work under the same title, the film depicts a modern romantic tragedy about the story of Romeo and Juliet. In semi-true Shakespearean style, all characters in the film speak in original dialogue. While it isn't the greatest film ever made, it's certainly isn't the worst and you may find that you may still be able to enjoy this movie. Lots of gun fights, rivalry, churches and cheesy love scenes to be seen. Make this the next flick you watch with your girlfriend on DVD night.