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Rent (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  23 November 2005 (USA)
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This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.



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This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. Written by Alex W

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


No day but today. See more »


Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving drugs and sexuality, and for some strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bohém élet  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,016,021 (USA) (25 November 2005)


$29,077,547 (USA) (30 December 2005)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Taye Diggs (Benny) and Idina Menzel (Maureen) fell in love while performing as part of the original Broadway cast and were married for 10 years, before separating in 2013. See more »


Roger is seen lighting a bunch of candles. They're there in the rest of the shots but are nowhere to be seen when Mimi enters. See more »


[first lines]
MarkAngelMaureenRogerCollinsBenjamin Coffin IIIMimi: Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes - how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love... seasons of love.
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Crazy Credits

Thank you, Jonathan Larson See more »


References Goldfinger (1964) See more »


One Song Glory
Written by Jonathan Larson
Performed by Adam Pascal
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i saw the movie rent
12 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admit, I liked the stage show but it had huge flaws. The movie fixed all the flaws and improved on all the characters' motivations. Especially Mimi.

I loved the movie. Columbus did a fabulous job as did Steve Chbosky, the screenwriter who fixed all the structure problems the show had and made you love these characters even more. I never felt emotionally connected to the characters when seeing it on stage, as a movie, I was with each of them the whole way. For all your doubters, give the movie a chance, I think you'll be surprised.

See the movie!

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