If you are looking for West Side Story Quotes and Movie Review we have the list and the thought from the movie. To say Movie Myla was impressed is just an understatement. If you are coming across this post you are either looking for your favorite lines or considering watching the film. Be sure to keep on reading our review after our list of quotes.
West Side Story Quotes
“Beat it.”- Riff (Mike Faist)
“Jesus wept, Baby John. Who did that to your ear?”- Lieutenant Schrank (Corey Stoll)
“The Jets control it and you know it.”- Riff
“Evict yourself off my crime scene, Bernardo.”- Lt. Schrank
“A boxer and a singer.”- Lt. Schrank speaking about Bernardo (David Alvarez)
“Well, that’s going to scar, Buddy Boy.”- Riff
“It’s past time for a rumble.”- Riff
“You can’t be done with the Jets.”- Riff
“You’re on your own, pal of mine.”- Tony (Ansel Elgort) to Riff
“You are like blood to me.”- Tony to Riff
“My parole officer said no going out.”- Tony
“Tony, wake up.”- Valentina (Rita Moreno)
“Don’t mess up my hair.”- Anita (Ariana DeBose)
“The boys think I’m a kid.”- Maria (Rachel Zegler)
“Let me join the Sharks.”- Chino (Jose Andres Rivera)
“Just be Chino but be a Chino that dances.”- Bernardo
“Boxers get rich.”- Bernardo
“Funny, I wasn’t planning on showing up tonight.”- Tony to Maria
“You’re tall.”- Maria
“Yea, kind of. You’re not.”- Tony
“I’m sorry. You just caught me by surprise is all.”- Tony to Maria
“I just wanted to dance with her.”- Tony
“Do you want to start World War 3?”- Anita to Tony
“Tell Tony I look forward to that.”- Bernardo
“What does that mean?”- Tony
“It means go away.”- Maria
“Maybe tomorrow I’ll run away with you.”- Maria to Tony
“I want to be happy here.”- Maria
“I’m going to think for myself.”- Maria
“Nunca means never.”- Tony
“Siempre. Forever.”- Valentina to Tony
“Let’s get some beer and some weed and let’s go to the zoo.”- Tony
West Side Story Review
“Boy, boy, crazy boy, stay loose boy
Breeze it, buzz it, easy does it
Turn off the juice boy”
That’s what Movie Myla is singing to herself as she can hardly contain the excitement about Steven Spielberg’s new adaptation of West Side Story. This is THE movie of 2021. Maybe the movie of the decade.
The “rumble” for this year’s Academy Awards isn’t going to be a fair fight now that West Side Story has entered the running. The musical is heavily armed with incredible performances, a screenplay by Tony Kushner (based off the stage book by Arthur Laurents), words and music by Stephen Soudheim and Leonard Bernstein (not that they can win the award, they just need to be mentioned!!), and direction from Steven Spielberg.
Costumes, sets, cinematography, and hair and makeup are going to clean up the awards as well. And even though there isn’t an Oscar for choreography, I think the Academy should award Justin Peck with one just because the dancing is so intricate and vivacious! Go home to every other movie of 2021! You are officially on West Side Story’s turf and you need to step off.
In case you don’t know the story of West Side Story (or Romeo and Juliet, for that matter), it revolves around Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler). They meet and fall in love. The problem is- they come from different warring factions of New Yorkers in the 1950’s.
Tony is a member of the Jets, led by Riff (Mike Faist), and Maria is the sister of the leader of the Sharks, Bernardo (David Alvarez). Ariana DeBose plays the iconic role of Anita (with the best lines and costumes). The rivalry is deep and strong but luckily everyone involved can sing and dance better than anyone else in the world. And sure, the material is over 60 years old, but this version is timeless and topical. We are literally still struggling with the class warfare and immigration issues portrayed in this film in this country.
This movie is perfection. There are two outstanding things that just push this movie over the top: the use of untranslated Spanish throughout it and the casting of the 1961 Anita, Rita Moreno. Kudos to Spielberg for those inspired choices!
This movie absolutely, positively MUST be seen at the movie theater. The colors and excitement and heartache deserve the big screen. If you don’t see a gang the size of a building ballet-ing through New York did you even see West Side Story? No. You did not.
West Side Story is now playing in theaters!