Synopsis by Maggie Sadler
In the mid-1950s, the young Maria (Rachel Zegler) yearns to make a life for herself amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City's Upper West Side. She quickly catches the eye of Tony (Ansel Elgort), a charming young man of Irish heritage. Despite the warnings from the duo's traditionalist families, Maria and Tony fall irrevocably in love, pushing the rivalry between their respective gangs to the brink of violence. Based on the 1957 stage musical. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, and Rita Moreno co-star.
forbidden-love, gang-war, rival, street-gang, teenagers