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2005 film by Chris Columbus

Rent

Released 2005 (17 years, 9 months ago)

Director Chris Columbus
Duration 135 minutes
Genre musical film, drama film, film adaptation and LGBT-related film
Nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, Satellite Award for Best Sound, Satellite Award for Best Director, GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film – Wide Release and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Composer Jonathan Larson, Rob Cavallo, Jamie Muhoberac and Tim Pierce
Production company Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, 1492 Pictures and TriBeCa Productions
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Stephen Chbosky, Chris Columbus and Jonathan Larson
Producer Chris Columbus, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe

About Rent

The 2005 film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Rent is a vibrant and emotional portrayal of life in New York City's East Village during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Directed by Chris Columbus and featuring a talented cast of actors and singers, including Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, and Rosario Dawson, Rent captures the spirit of the original stage production while adding its own cinematic flair.

The film's soundtrack, which includes memorable songs like "Seasons of Love" and "La Vie Boheme," is a testament to the enduring power of the musical's message of love, friendship, and acceptance. The film's themes of artistic expression, social justice, and the struggle for survival in the face of adversity continue to resonate with audiences today.

While some critics have criticized the film for its glossy Hollywood treatment of the gritty subject matter, others have praised its ability to bring the story to a wider audience. As Rolling Stone's Peter Travers wrote in his review of the film, "Rent is a movie that wears its heart on its sleeve, and it's impossible not to be moved by its passion and energy."

Overall, Rent is a must-see film for fans of musical theater and anyone who appreciates a powerful story of love and loss. Its impact on popular culture is undeniable, and its message of hope and resilience continues to inspire audiences around the world.

References:

- Travers, Peter. "Rent." Rolling Stone, 23 Nov. 2005, https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-reviews/rent-255870/.

- "Rent (2005)." IMDb, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0294870/.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.

Oldest

121 years, 9 months, 25 days

Youngest

36 years, 9 months, 29 days

Born first

1901

Died first

8 January 2013

Born last

7 December 1986

Died last

21 February 2021

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