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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

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No day but today. See more »


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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

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tracie Thoms auditioned for the Broadway production a number of times, but was never cast prior to this film. However, she reprised her role on Broadway in 2008, and appeared in the final run alongside Will Chase and Eden Espinosa. See more »


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 »


[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 »


Version of La Bohème (2008) See more »


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Written by Jonathan Larson
Performed by Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal and Taye Diggs
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23 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought it was great. I am a huge fan of the stage version but i felt very much the same in watching the movie. i did miss certain favorite moments that had been removed but i feel like the movie worked completely! i wish i could own it already! I felt like Jesse L. Martin and Adam Pascal were amazing to watch. I love everyone but those two really stood out to me. the bursting out into song was not awkward at all and the whole feel of the move over all just really worked. I feel like Christopher Columbus really stayed true to the overall feel and really stayed true to the fans. I was glad to be so moved by a movie. I cant wait to hear more response from or old.

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