Rent (2005)

Basic Summary – In this musical, set at the dawn of the 1990s, a group of New Yorkers struggle with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community. Mark (Anthony Rapp), an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger (Adam Pascal), an HIV-positive musician, scramble for money to pay rent to their landlord and former roommate, Benny (Taye Diggs). Meanwhile, their friend Tom (Jesse L. Martin), a professor, has fallen for Angel (Wilson Jermaine Heredia), who is slowly dying of AIDS.

Basically from what I’ve gathered is that most people like the movie more than the live-stage musical production which is really unusual. I can’t say how it compares because I never got to see a stage production it yet, but maybe one day.

Movie Musicals make me always a little worried especially if they are taking one from Broadway and putting it to the big screen, however, since the production company tried to get as many original actors from the play into the movie it works here.  The songs are catchy and once they are in your head – good luck trying to forget them.The story is really beautiful because it is real and you can almost connect with really any character.

The film is on Netflix for anyone who wants to see. I would purchase it if you enjoy it because why wouldn’t you? Go check it out ASAP.


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