Rent 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… Rent 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… 2005-11-23 PG-13 PT135M Musical Idina Menzel Anthony Rapp Rosario Dawson Taye Diggs Jesse L. Martin Adam Pascal Tracie Thoms Revolution Studios
Movie Review

Rent (2005)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 23, 2005; Rated: PG-13; Length: 135 Minutes; Genre: Musical; With: Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp; Distributor: Revolution Studios

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.

Originally posted Dec 02, 2005 Published in issue #853 Dec 09, 2005 Order article reprints
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