Overall Rank: 3060
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 161
Theatrical Release Date: 11/23/2005
Genre: Musical, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Chris Columbus
Actors: Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel
Plot: A year in the life of a group of bohemians living in the East Village of New York and their struggle with relationships, drugs, AIDS and life.
Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/16/2019
The original musical's sensitivity and emotions are lost during this overlong transition from stage to screen.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/23/2011
The music is done well, but I didn't find much to like about the story.
PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 08/20/2009
"Rent" was truly better live [I've seen it twice, yeah, no big deal], but this film version manages to capture the omnipresence of love that is felt when seen live. Jonathan Larson wrote this play as an homage to "La Boheme" and died the night before it opened. However, the point of this film is that there is love all around us, we just have to find it. A truly inspiring film, and shame on all of you people who walked out of this movie. Get over yourselves!!!
Full Movie Reviews
Zombified - wrote on 12/27/2009
As much as I like the movie Rent, it's safe to say that the staged performance is even better and captures the magic that the movie should have.
The story is very well put together and follows the lives of people living in the poorest part of New York, trying to get by writing music and making low budget movies. Most of the characters have AIDS, and some have drug problems, which makes for good drama between characters. At the same time, the story progresses wonderfully with drug obsession, AIDS issues, and past experiences from characters. Misunderstands between characters happen all of the time, which makes the drama rise several times during the movie.
The character interaction in the film is great. The characters themselves are very realistic and they're able to hold …
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008
Based on the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-wining originally off-Broadway Rock Opera of the same name by the late Jonathan Larson, who died the night before the play was set to debut, the story revolves around eight friends from the East Village, New York City, New York during 1989 as the AIDS epidemic hit the world hard. In fact, most of the characters are HIV-positive, due to a number of reasons which include homosexuality and drug abuse. We follow the eight main characters through falling in love to AIDS hitting close-to-home, to death during the '89 calendar year.
The cast, which consists mostly of members from the original 1996 stage play, is pretty good, and yet spectacular vocally. Each were comfortable in their roles, including those who have never appeared in the stage …
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