Rent

Rent

DVD - 2006
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Focuses on the year in the life of a group of friends in New York's East Village. The "bohemians" live carefree lives of art, music, sex, and drugs. It is carefree until Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger, an aspiring songwriter, find out they owe a year's rent to Benny. Benny is a former friend who had promised them free rent when he married the landlord's daughter. Roger has also attracted the attention of his downstairs neighbor, Mimi. Mark's former girlfriend, Maureen, has found a new romance in a lawyer named Joanne. Philosophy professor Tom finds his soul mate in drag queen Angel. With this being the late 1980s, the threat of AIDS is always present.
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: 2-disc widescreen special ed
ISBN: 9781404983045
140498304X
Branch Call Number: DVD REN
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 135 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. ;,also 1 videodisc

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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

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birdy919
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.

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2kool4skool
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.

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.

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21221018339256
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.

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badass456
Aug 29, 2011

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

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SpicyGiraffe
Mar 09, 2011

Most amazing movie ever!

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