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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


Eight friends. One extraordinary year. 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  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The guitar riff Roger plays throughout the show is based on "Musetta's Waltz" from La Boheme. See more »


During the "Today 4 U" scene Roger is keeping a beat for Angel on his curled leg when the shot is in front of him, his hand that is closest to Collins and Mark is below his knee, but, when the shot is behind him his hands are folded over the top of his knee, and he's not tapping out the beat. 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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left me speechless, speechless
8 November 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

this movie made me cry. out of joy and sadness combined. the music makes me want to sing and love. the music heals. the story inspires. the music heals. i'm glad musicals are still made. :-) wow. that's really all i can say. beautiful. exquisite. gorgeous. bountiful. soulful. well-edited. and unbelievably acted. and unbelievably directed. with unbelievably beautiful cinematography. and choreography that knocks your socks off. i loved this movie. it's wonderful, and heartening, that in a world and nation so full of hate art can be produced such as RENT! that reminds, affirms, validates, expresses, navigates, investigates, perpetuates, stimulates, fumigates, explicates, redirects, and instigates nothing other than love. and enjoying the moment. and not holding onto the past. timeless lessons. timeless music. Oscar gold written all over this.

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