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Rent (2005)

Rent

Overview


Genre

Drama, Musical

Release Date

November 23, 2005

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

135 min.

Production Budget

$40 millions

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Chris Columbus

Producer

Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Robert De Niro, Mark Radcliffe, Jane Rosenthal

Screenwriter

Chris Columbus, Stephen Chbosky

Starring

Story


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, ilness and the AIDS epidemic.

One of the longest running shows on Broadway, "Rent" was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drame, the Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk awards.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..among the most thrilling films of the year..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..a pretty good version of a pretty great stage phenomenon..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..As a conventional drama, "Rent" would be a pretty corny soap opera..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]