over 2 years
While message is questionable, music and performance are amazing.
Love the soundtrack, love the musical - glad that I can see it whenever I want now.
over 5 years
Props for ambition, but ultimately it just tries to fit too much in.
Drags a little at times but is over all well done and emotionally stirring.
over 6 years
No matter how many times I watch it, I cry. Best musical I've seen.
Charlotte Claire Mildenhall
almost 7 years
Best musical I've seen, really gets you thinking about the struggles that some people face
almost 7 years
Strong beginning...then slowly tapers off into mundane drama.
Rent is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, in turn based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. The film depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, cross-dressing, drugs, life under the shadow of AIDS, and paying their rent. It takes place in the East Village of New York City from 1989 to 1990. The film features six of the original Broadway cast members reprising their roles.
The film begins with the cast lined up on a stage singing "Seasons of Love", a song expressing a year in the life of the bohemians. On Christmas Eve 1989, apartment tenants Mark (Anthony Rapp) and Roger (Adam Pascal) express their anger at being asked to pay rent that was waived by their friend. At the same time, Tom Collins (Jesse L. Martin), a former roommate of Mark's, arrives in town and is attacked in an alley ("Rent"). Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III (Taye Diggs), the landlord and former...