Jonathan Larson’s pop-rock tribute to the East Village bohemia of the late 1980s doesn’t look like a musical that would age well, but what was oppressive on stage — all that righteous passion! — is lightened, liberated in the film. The characters don’t just break into song; they burst into who they are. What shines through is the beauty of Larson’s bohemia: not to be a rebel but, simply, to be alive.
Genre: Musical; Starring: Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Jesse L. Martin, Adam Pascal, Tracie Thoms; Director: Chris Columbus; Author: Stephen Chbosky, Chris Columbus; Release Date Wide: 11/23/2005; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 135; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Revolution Studios
Posted December 2 2005 — 12:00 AM EST
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