Rent is a powerful and successful movie

Speaking of opera, this is the screen version of a Pulitzer and Tony winning musical, based on the always-wonderful Puccini opera La Boheme.

Rent

Director: Chris Columbus

Cast: Anthony Rapp, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Adam Pascal

Cert: 15

Speaking of opera, this is the screen version of a Pulitzer and Tony winning musical, based on the always-wonderful Puccini opera La Boheme.

La Boh wasn't exactly a laugh-in - tiny frozen hands, coughing fits, poor Mimi snuffing it in a cold attic - and nor is this downbeat adaptation of New York deadbeats.

It is, though, a powerful and, on Broadway, successful production even if it hasn't really been truly translated from stage to screen.

Star Rating: 3/5

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