• Rent (2005)


Release Date: November 23rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2006

PG-13 |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

In this musical, set at the dawn of the 1990s, a group of New Yorkers struggle with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community. Mark (Anthony Rapp), an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger (Adam Pascal), an HIV-positive musician, scramble for money to pay rent to their landlord and former roommate, Benny (Taye Diggs). Meanwhile, their friend Tom (Jesse L. Martin), a professor, has fallen for Angel (Wilson Jermaine Heredia), who is slowly dying of AIDS.

Cast: Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Tracie Thomas

Director: Chris Columbus

Genres: Musical , Romance , Drama

Production Co: Revolution Studios

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Friendship , New York City , Growing up , Endearing , 1990s , Emotional , Love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Heart-breakingly awful -- slow, lugubrious, and misconceived to the point of baffling amateurism.

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    One of the best film musicals in years -- exuberant, sexy and life affirming in equal measure. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Chris Columbus' relatively faithful and intermittently affecting adaptation boasts the boisterous vitality of its performers, particularly Jesse L. Martin and Wilson Jermaine Heredia as lovers Tom and Angel. show more

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