PRIVATE ROMEO's director and adapter/co-writer (along with the original work, there is dialog here that is definitely not Shakespeare's), Alan Brown, sets his movie in an all-male military prep school and begins it in a classroom where our young men are reading from the play. When they break and hit the washroom, they keep the dialog and style going. Along the way, however, scenes of military school life are tossed in. After the first or second time, these begin to meld nicely into each other. (Think of handling this in a manner similar to how you probably came to terms with the Alec Baldwin character in Woody Allen's recent To Rome With Love: it's odd and inconsistent, yes; but somehow it works.)
The History Boys, our Juliet sings a terrific and appropriate song.
Seth Numrich as Romeo, above) is available now via streaming or DVD from Netflix, and probably from other sources, as well.