Director Karen Maine's new film, Rosaline, is a fresh take on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.

The film focuses on the woman who had originally captured young Romeo's heart before he set his eyes on her cousin, Juliet.

Film attempts to build a rom-com plot out of the most iconic love story of all time.

Rosaline mostly succeeds at doing so, thanks in no small part to its young lead's performance.

In Shakespeare's play, Rosaline is mentioned frequently but never given a line of dialogue.

Dever's Rosaline has grown adept at fending off all the male suitors that are sent her way.

Her crush, Romeo (Kyle Allen), is imagined strikingly well here as an unoriginal and dull young playbo.

The film is based on a 2012 YA novel by Rebecca Serle.

The film's many subversions will likely irk all the Shakespeare purists out there as well.

he film would otherwise fall apart without her performance.

Rosaline is a fun, if minor, take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

The film's misses outweigh its hits, largely due to its well-cast.

Rosaline is now streaming on Hulu.