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Please see this and prove me wrong
Rent is about to turn into a rant. First off I realize the power of the realism the creator of this went through and that made me want to love it that much more but what I thought the musical was about was a group of free spirits living in a tight knit community where love and creativity flows as quickly as the problems. Then all the sudden they are unable to make this months RENT! The greedy money grubbing landlord wants to evict these rent controlled hippies so he can convert this area into condos and make a killing. How oh how will they scrounge together the couple hundred dollars to keep the music going? Then the movie starts with them not paying this YEARS rent, after not paying last YEARS rent, and NOT planning on paying next YEARS rent... this took a lot of power out of us viewers finding out that the landlord turned off the power on Xmas. I was astonished!!! He was eating the rent AND paying for utilities for at least two years!!! In New York?!?! My God this man must have been made of money! Past tense seeing how he could afford to keep the lights on anymore so wanting to sell a couple plots of land and possibly get some cash flow going. After all this musical does take place in this universe and this universe does need money to keep turning. So sadly they cant get something for nothing. I enjoyed some of the musical numbers and this is packed full of talent. I just really cant get behind their values. You cant get something for nothing even if someone promised that is exactly what he could give you. if the world is ran by hedonist then the world would be filled with love and music and art for one generation. Then someone needs to provide for these adult children. Parents die, the cash cow cant give milk forever. I really want to be all for love and art, but when it comes time to build their Utopia no one was willing to work for it. Which is fitting for their values. If you want to build a better society you need to be willing to work at it so your children or maybe even your grandchildren can have it. This movie makes me feel bad for working to make the world better for my daughter. I wish it was as easy as saying "I'm going to quit paying for things because the world owes it to her children to take it easy" I really wish that was the way of things but that's why the story is awful. Rent Rant Over. Please see this. This is something that needs to be seen as a cautionary tale. I am probably wrong. Maybe its just a musical.