Rent Movie Review

The movie was great and a faithful adaptation of the play. There were only a few differences I didn’t like as much.

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A lot of the smaller singing parts were converted into speaking parts and that kinda ruined some parts for me. For example, when Angel saves Tom Collins and they sing, it’s a little more evident that they like each other. This isn’t really revealed until later. Also, some of the dialogue isn’t as effective when spoken when compared to singing.

They cut out most of the answering machine parts, my wife’s favorite part in the play.

They cut out a bunch of songs including the arguement before Roger leaves to Santa Fe. They also cut one of the cool parts, the sex scene, which had a really neat song.

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Overall, it was one of the most faithful adaptations I’ve ever seen. I’d give it an 8 out of 10 (and I give the play a 9 out of 10).