Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Ana Isabelle, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James, Rita Moreno
New movie adaption of the hit 1957 Broadway musical directed by Steven Spielberg. West Side Story (2021) follows teenagers Tony and Maria (Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler), who fall in love despite being affiliated with rival gangs, the Jets and Sharks, in 1950s New York City.
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We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now, here’s a small selection.
Maria Vasquez: This is my first time in New York City. I want to be happy here. I want to make a life, a home.
Bernardo Vasquez: Tonight is about family.
Bernardo Vasquez: The first Gringo boy who smiles at you…
Maria Vasquez: I never seen you before. You’re not Puerto Rican.
Tony: Is that okay?
Maria Vasquez: You tell me.
Anita: Do you want to start World War Three?
Riff: Kill the lights.
Maria Vasquez: [singing] There’s a place for us. Somewhere a place for us. Somewhere.
Riff: You know, I wake up to everything I know either getting sold, or wrecked, or being taken over by people that I don’t like.
Bernardo Vasquez: You keep away from him. As long as you’re in my house.
Maria Vasquez: I’m a grownup now, Bernardo. I’m going to think for myself.
Riff: Tony, we need you if we’re going to war.
Riff: [to Tony] Who are you? Friend or foe?
Anita: [to Maria] If you go with him, no one will ever forgive you!
Valentina: Life matters, even more than love.