Rent Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel

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This movie, based on Jonathan Larson's musical, was directed by Chris Columbus in 2005.
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The main setting of the film is a building of Avenue A in NYC. A group of friends lives in community there and tries to forget the threats of their landlord to whom they haven't paid any rent for months now. Mark Cohen is a film director making a documentary about the neighborhood. Roger Davis, a former drug addict, tries to write the song which will make him famous before he dies from AIDS.

One evening, their friend Tom Collins returns to their apartment after a 7 months absence. He is accompanied by Angel, a cross-dresser also suffering from AIDS. Mark agrees to help his ex-girl-friend Maureen, who dumped him a few weeks before in order to start a lesbian affair with Joanna, to sort out the technical problems of her next concert. Meanwhile, Roger refuses to start a love affair with his neighbour Mimi Marquez, a club dancer, who also tested HIV positive. These stories happen in an atmosphere of shared poverty in which love and friendship are more important than money and success. A few months later, Angel dies from AIDS and Roger decides to leave NYC for a while to go to New Mexico. When he comes back to Avenue A at the end of the year, with his song, Mimi disappears. She is found a few days later, feverish and almost starved to death.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Gay guys!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   lesbians! If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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