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Rent (2005)

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

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Love. Hope. Struggle. Triumph. See more »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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

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23 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bohém élet  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Chris Columbus said that Idina Menzel sang "Over The Moon" at least 7 times while shooting. See more »

Goofs

In the number 'Today 4 U' the drum beats that Angel does on the table and the piping don't align with the drum beats in the track. See more »

Quotes

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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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Thank you, Jonathan Larson See more »

Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Finale B/No Day But Today
Written by Jonathan Larson
Performed by Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Idina Menzel, and Jesse L. Martin
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Keeping an open mind.
14 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw 'Rent' at a screening on Nov.12. I had seen the stage version both in NYC with the original cast as well as in LA with a different cast. The music and story has been echoing in my head for the past 10 years. So I was bound to be critical, but determined to be open-minded as this was going to be a film, not a stage musical. Chris Columbus did a wonderful job in preserving the message and feelings Jonathan Larson I think wanted people to take away with them. The changes made to bring this story to the screen were artfully accomplished. The film is gritty and sad and has a feeling of hopelessness that was difficult to transmit in a stage venue. The music that made it into the film is spectacular, and the soundtrack is indeed better than the OBC recording. The loss of several songs, though at first disappointing, works in the context of the movie. I hope all you fellow 'Rentheads' give this film the chance it deserves. I will be in the theater on opening day next week to see it again for sure.


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