It is 153 minutes long. It is too violent for young kids. Made in 1961. The dancing is good. The jazz music is well done. It is Romeo and Julliet done in modern English using Tony and Maria as the names instead. It has very little dialogue and lots of dancing. It is in New York. The greatest story ever told in the most acclaimed musical of all time! Experience every sensational song, dazzling dance number and magical movie moment of West Side Story in this 50th Anniversary Edition! This electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York. Three people die from violence in this story. Two lovers are kept apart because of a gang feud. The ending is very sad. The story has a lesson: co-operate with each other, work together in harmony, share with others, show love not hate, hugs not war.