Streaming Video - 2005
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Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York's East Village. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. One of the longest running shows on Broadway, Rent was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk awards.
Publisher: [United States] : Revolution Studios, 2005.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 135 min.)) :,sd., col.
digital, rda
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Sep 22, 2018

VERY GOOD 2007 film which kept my interest throughout. Interesting East Village setting and a fine cast - I particularly enjoyed Idina Menzel.

A really good movie with many characters to fall in love with and fun catchy music. It deals with topics that often are not your typical broadway themes hence why it ran for so long. Really loved it!! EF

Apr 30, 2017

Vapid dialogue and meandering plot but I really liked the music
and the breaks between songs are mercifully short. Incorporates
a lot of pop music styles without sounding like second hand knockoffs.

Feb 17, 2016

It was pretty good. I found that I really got emotional towards the end, which I honestly don't do much with movies, and the music was fantastic. I kinda didn't like how they acted like Angel was a transgender woman but then randomly towards the end called her a drag queen and had characters refer to her as "him", maybe it can be chalked up to how transgender women often used to have the same terminology used for them as drag queens, and so since this was trying to portray late 80s life, they didn't want to update the terminology? Apart from my confusion over that, it's a pretty good film.

Feb 15, 2014

I just made Rent my favorite movie...better then Happy Feet 1 and 2

BORIGORDITO Jul 06, 2012

luv it magical in itz own way............

seki Mar 31, 2012

I missed the inital Broadway show. I have missed the revival. But this DVD makes up for it. I became engaged in the film from start to finish. This movie hooks you from start to finish. I even sang along with some of the songs sans song sheet. A real treat.

Feb 09, 2012

This movie is a heartwrenching look at life in New York. Incredible acting and singing. One of the best music soundtracks of all time. Rent has everything in it. It is a movie with no boundaries that really shows a true feeling of love in all forms and the lonliness and challenges of living with AIDS but also the courage and deep connections that can come out of it. If you love musicals this one is at the top of the list.

Aug 29, 2011

fantastic acting/story/music, but the directing was soulless

Mar 09, 2011

Most amazing movie ever!

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