Romeo and Juliet in contemporary Athens? Not exactly. Director Christos Nikoleris adds street racing, MTV cutting, Greek hip-hop, and elements of The Odyssey to his tale of young love and rival clans, but the cocktail tastes flat despite his very polished glass. Some of the modern updates, however, translate nicely from Shakespeare's original. When this Romeo, a bookish Russian immigrant actually named Goran (Antinoos Albanis) climbs the famous balcony for a kiss with Albanian 17-year-old Julia (Georgina Liossi), he then falls onto a parked car below, setting off a wailing alarm.