I think that Natalie wood’s performance as Maria was excellent. I saw the movie West Side Story and thought of it as a beautiful movie. It was romantic. I have enjoyed the soundtrack of this movie. It was released in the theaters in 1968. Such a long time ago. A very sad movie. I felt sorry for Tony of his torn relationship with Maria. They both loved each other, but were troubled by difficult circumstances. A great movie to watch. I recommend it to anyone who wants to see it. Two Thumbs Up!