Rosaline [Disney+, Hulu], dir Karen Maine, with Kaitlyn Dever, Bradley Whitford, Isabela Merced, Minnie Driver, Christopher McDonald, & c.

Hermetic Library Omnium Rosaline 12feb2023

“Comedic twist on “Romeo & Juliet,” told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline, Romeo’s recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo meets Juliet and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy.”

Inspired by the book When You Were Mine [Amazon] by Rebecca Serle.

Serle When You Were Mine

I thought I’d mentioned this in a previous OG, but maybe not. Good addition to the Roshomoned Shakespeare list. Also, reminded me a lot of Lena Dunham’s Catherine Called Birdy (with Bella Ramsey, Andrew Scott, and Billie Piper; based on the book by Karen Cushman), but it’s Romeo & Juliet in the style of Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.