RentDirector: Chris Columbus, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson
This film adaptation of the Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini's opera La Bohème features many members of the original cast. It follows a year in the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York's East Village. AIDS and both its physical and emotional complications pervade the lives of Roger (Adam Pascal), Mimi (Rosario Dawson), Tom (Jesse L. Martin), and Angel (Wilson Jermaine Heredia); Maureen (Idina Menzel) deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne (Tracie Thoms), wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble; Benjamin (Taye Diggs) has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends; and Mark (Anthony Rapp), an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general, always behind the camera recording the events but never playing a part.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Anthony Rapp||Mark Cohen|
|Adam Pascal||Roger Davis|
|Rosario Dawson||Mimi Marquez|
|Jesse L. Martin||Tom Collins|
|Wilson Jermaine Heredia||Angel Dumont Schunard|
|Idina Menzel||Maureen Johnson|
|Tracie Thoms||Joanne Jefferson|
|Taye Diggs||Benjamin Coffin III|
|Sarah Silverman||Alexi Darling|
|Anna Deavere Smith||Mrs. Jefferson|
|Darryl Edwards||Mr. Jefferson|
|Aisha de Haas||Blanket Woman|
|Julia Roth||Rent Tenant|
|Porscha Radcliffe||Rent Tenant|
|Stephen Payne||Homeless Squeegee Man|
|David Fine||Homeless Man on Range Rover|
|Eleanor Columbus||April's Friend|
|Matthew McCollum||Guy at Bar|
|Jason Foster||The Man|
|Brendan Columbus||Punk in Park|
|Austin Shea||Punk in Park|
|Sharon Ferrol||Cat Scratch Floor Dancer|
|Liz Ramos||Cat Scratch Floor Dancer|
|Kristin Medwick||Cat Scratch Floor Dancer|
|Katie Weber||Cat Scratch Floor Dancer|
|Angela McConnell||Cat Scratch Floor Dancer|
|Jamielyn Duggin||Cat Scratch Floor Dancer|
|Feleciana Stevenson||Cat Scratch Floor Dancer|
|Kim Williams||Cat Scratch Floor Dancer|
|Damia Foti||Cat Scratch Waitress|
|Laura Padierne||Cat Scratch Waitress|
|Michael Rosales||Subway Punk|
|Niyuk Hairell||Subway Punk|
|Larissa Kierman||Subway Punk|
|Marco De La Cruz||Subway Passenger|
|Ericka Harden||Subway Passenger|
|Truc Luong||Subway Passenger|
|Megan Biolchini||Subway Grad Student|
|Nick Scoggin||Subway Man|
|John C. Champion||Subway Stockbroker|
|Titus West||Subway Stockbroker|
|Renda Pettis||Slightly Older Subway Woman|
|Alison De Oliveira||Subway Businesswoman|
|Debbie De Coudreaux||Subway Mom|
|Chris Chalk||Street Vendor Who Sells Coats|
|Cory Duval||Riot Cop|
|Clarke P.Devereux||Riot Cop|
|Coren Rosey||Life Cafe Manager|
|Shaun Earl||Life Cafe Waiter|
|Tara Nicole Hughes||Bohemian|
|Robert Prescott Lee||Bohemian|
|Mike Garibaldi||Mr Grey|
|Rod Arrants||Mr Hansen|
|Kevin Blackton||Mr Johnson|
|Bettina Devin||Mrs Johnson|
|Corinne Blum||Female Bartender at Engagement Party|
|Annie Barnathan||Candy Striper|
|Vivis Colombetti||Angel's Grandmother|
|Nicole Cherie Flores||Angel's Sister|
|James Anthony Cotton||Used Car Salesman|
|James Cranna||Pawn Shop Dealer|
|Randy Graff||Mrs Cohen|
|Joel Sweto||Mr Cohen|
|David Richard Campbell||Conductor|
|Michael F. Anderson||Camera Operator|
|William Shackleton Arnot||Camera Operator|
|J.C. Brotherhood||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Stephen H. Carter||Art Director|
|Rob Cavallo||Songwriter,Musical Arrangement|
|Howard Cummings||Production Designer|
|Keith P. Cunningham||Art Director|
|Robert De Niro||Producer|
|Caroline Quinn Decker||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ray Delamotte||Camera Operator|
|Craig Edelblut||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jann K. Engel||Set Decoration/Design|
|Allan S. Gordon||Executive Producer|
|Halsted Craig Hannah||Consultant/advisor|
|Geoffrey Hansen||Associate Producer,Asst. Director|
|L. Dean Jones||Production Manager|
|Jonathan Larson||Score Composer|
|Matt Sullivan||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Kevin McCollum||Executive Producer|
|Doug McKean||Score Composer|
|John McLeod||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Paul Measom||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jamie Muhoberac||Score Composer|
|Harry E. Otto||Set Decoration/Design|
|Paula DuPre Pesman||Associate Producer|
|Tim Pierce||Score Composer|
|Mark A. Radcliffe||Producer|
|Aggie Guerard Rodgers||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Lata Ryan||Executive Producer|
|Jeffrey Seller||Executive Producer|
|Nanci Noblett Starr||Art Director|
|Tim Weil||Musical Arrangement|
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This movie will change how you look at the world and this movie touched me and is the most amazing movie I have ever seen. Definetley recommended but it is PG-13 for a reason so listen to the rating because if you are under 13 you should definetley have parental advisoray
i first saw this movie in the theater, and cried my eyes out. then i got into the musical. both are different but amazing at the same time. now i own this movie and ive probably watched it about 30 times. it never gets old. its filled with such incredible songs and such heart, you get so attached to the characters (im a mark fan!) buy it now!!
I just love this show its a good store of friends, lovers and hard times. Plus drugs and HIV.. I think it is a MUST SEE!!!
awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saw Rent on Broadway in 2004 and thought it was an alright production but an amazing storyline. When I heard the movie was opening I knew I had to see it. Rent was more amazing then the production and brought new life to the same familiar faces. Anthony Rapp was extraordinary as Mark Cohen the filmmaker who eyewitnesses and interacts in all of the craziness. Roger and Mimi(played by Adam Pascal and Rosario Dawson) sparkled as a couple who find each other in an opening rendition of "RENT". A heartwrenching performance by Wilison Jermaine Heredia as Angel who has AIDS, a heart of gold, and makes all the friends realize how lucky they all are to be together. Angel's partner throughtout the story is Tom Collins otherwise known as Jesse L. Martin. His rendition of "Santa Fe" really makes you want to leave your life behind an open up a restaurant. Idina Menzel, notably from the Broadway musical "WICKED", was outrageous and humorous as Maureen the ex girlfriend of Mark and new girlfriend of Joanne. If "Jump Over the Moon" doesnt make you crack up I dont know what will. As for her lover, Joanne, cooly played by Tracie Thoms, she shows off her vocal ability brilliantly in "Tango: Maureen" which afterwards makes you want to learn the tango. The most pleasing part besides the characters and songs were the actors. Chris Columbus made a brilliant move to cast the entire original Broadway cast for the movie. The only newcomers being Tracie Thoms and Rosario Dawson. If you like musicals or just like a story that keeps you upbeat Rent is the movie that makes you want to believe in "La Vie Boheme". I know I did!
I did not care for this musical at all. The subject matter was probably more off-putting than the music. It was extremely dark and depresing. Not what I generally look for in entertainment.
I loved the musical and big surprise, I loved loved loved the movie. It was awesome.
Rent Is A Must See Movie. Rent Touches The Heart. Once You See This Movie ... You WILL Be Obsessed!
This is one of the best movies I've ever seen! When I first saw it I watched it almost every night! My favorite characters are Mimi and Mark.
period. no questions asked.
RENT WAS AWESOME. That is all to it. I did not know there was a Broadway version but I both enjoyed both versions. (musical and movie.) It made me cry during 'Without You.' It makes you realize there is 'no day but today' and we should live it. I also loved 'La Vie Boheme' as the bohemians of Avenue A make fun of their lives and the lives of other people. To them, it was just that day to forget their problems. It truly shows "today for you,tommorrow for me."
Ahh i loved this movie!! i saw it 4 times and seen the broadway show a month ago 2 times!! its different and more ellabroted from the show but its great, 2 new cast members and music a little diffent but if you loved rent you will love this also!
If you appreciate movies and musicals, this is the movie for you!!! This movie shows you what life is really like behind all the other nonsense. This movie has got everything. It will make you laugh, cry, and it will make you sing along with the cast!!!
This is such an amazing and powerful movie. It holds a great message accompanied by wonderful music. Its a must have!!!
an amazing movie filled with laughs , crys and music
This is a must see. Living with the virus that encompasses this entire feature really makes it truly hit home. Although one wouldn't need that minute detail to feel the energy and power that this film embodies. I definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone, it will truly touch your heart and push you to tears many times over.
I can't say a single thing I didn't like about this DVD. The movie and the special features are simply spectacular... Do yourself a favor and get it.