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-for-posterity ensemble — is fast-paced, in-your-face,…
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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

RENT: Filmed Live on Broadway: The closing-night performance of the popular show is available on DVD
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RENT: Filmed Live on Broadway: The closing-night performance of the popular show is available on DVD
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, Musical; With: Will Chase

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+

Originally posted Jan 21, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints