survivorgirl, i'm right there with you. LOVE luhrmann's version, which is one of the only ones to use peole anywhere near teenagers in the leads (cuz, really, come on, that kind of handwringing doesn't ring true if you're in, say, your 30s). the way he modernized the visuals while keeping the language intact is just amazing.
go check out the other two entries in his "red curtain trilogy": 'strictly ballroom
' and 'moulin rouge
'. all 3 of 'em are real love-em-or-hate-em type movies.