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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway This encapsulation of ?the revolutionary rock opera Rent's closing-night performance — which uses 16 cameras to capture a picked...Rent: Filmed Live on BroadwayMusical, DramaPT152MUnrated This encapsulation of ?the revolutionary rock opera Rent's closing-night performance — which uses 16 cameras to capture a picked...2009-01-21Rodney HicksTracie ThomsRodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms

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B+

Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

Genre: Musical, Drama; Starring: Will Chase, Rodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms; Author: Jonathan Larson; Release Date Limited: 09/24/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 152; MPAA Rating: Unrated

This encapsulation of ?the revolutionary rock opera Rent’s closing-night performance — which uses 16 cameras to capture a picked-for-posterity? ensemble — is fast-paced, in-your-face, and full of life. In other words, it’s everything that Chris Columbus’ 2005 movie wanted to be. It’s tough to pack 12 years of memories into one hour of EXTRAS, but seeing original cast members like Anthony Rapp and Jesse L. Martin join in ?on “Seasons of Love” goes a long way. B+

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