Jonathan Larson's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love.
See also The film's plot is largely identical to that of the original Broadway Rent musical, although there are several minor differences between the two resulting from the filmmakers' decision to omit several songs from the original musical. After an introduction with the cast singing "Seasons of Love", the film opens on Christmas Eve,with apartment tenants including two friends and roommates, Mark and Roger expressing their anger with suddenly being asked to pay rent which had previously been waived by the landlord.
Collins, a former roommate of Mark's and friend to both Mark and Roger, returns from out of town and is attacked by three men and left for dead in an alley "Rent". Benny, the landlord and former roommate of Mark and Collins, who has married into a wealthy family, offers to give Mark and Roger free rent again if they can convince Maureen Mark's ex-girlfriend to stop her protest.
The protest is to take place at Maureen's performance space, which Benny is planning to turn into a cyber-cafe "You'll See".
We learn that these two characters are romantically interested in each other. Later that night, Roger mourns the loss of his girlfriend April, who committed suicide after learning that she was HIV positive, and sings of his desire to write one lasting song before his own death from AIDS "One Song Glory".
Mimi, a nightclub dancer addicted to heroin, enters Roger's apartment and flirts with him "Light My Candle". The next morning, Roger and Mark meet Angel, who performs a song-and-dance number for them "Today 4 U". Angel invites them to join him and Collins at a meeting at a local community centre.
Roger declines but Mark accepts, telling them he will be there after he goes to help Maureen, who had called and asked for help with a technical problem. Mark goes to help Maureen, only to meet Joanne Jefferson, Maureen's new lover. They talk about Maureen's "hobby" of cheating "Tango: He then proceeds to the Life Support Meeting.
While there, Mark asks permission from the Support group members to film them for his new documentary. A man in the group talks about how he finds it hard to accept what they teach in the group, "but I try to open up to what I don't know, because reason says I should have died 3 years ago" "Life Support".
Forward to a nightclub, with Mimi performing a song and dance routine, singing of her desire to go out and have a good time before her life ends "Out Tonight".
She barges into Roger's apartment, where he gets angry with her "Another Day". The next day, Mark asks Roger if he wants to go to the Support group meeting with him, but Roger declines.
At the meeting, the people began to question how their lives would continue now that they have the AIDS virus "Will I? On the way back to the apartments, the four friends talk about leaving New York and going out to Santa Fe and opening a restaurant "Santa Fe".
After the subway ride, Mark and Roger go off to help Joanne at the lot where a protest Maureen is staging will take place. Walking down the streets, Collins and Angel express their love for each other in song "I'll Cover You".
Maureen's protest happens later that night "Over the Moon". Benny has put the police on standby, which proves to be a mistake on his part. There is a riot, which causes Maureen to get even angrier with him. That night at the Life Cafe, everyone meets up. Mark reveals that he got the riot on film and the show Buzzline wants to put it on their show.
Benny tells everyone that he is sorry with the unmoved Maureen telling him to "go to hell" and that the reason his wife was not there was that there was a death in the family.
It turns out to be his dog, which Angel caused to jump off their twenty-third-story apartment, not knowing it was Benny's. The two re-enter the cafe and celebrate their newfound relationship "La Vie Boheme B".
The gang celebrates the New Year together, with Mimi vowing to give up her drug habit and go back to school. However, they are locked out of their apartment, so Angel breaks the padlock with a garbage can.
They enter, only to find that all of their things are gone. During their conference with Alexi Darling played by Sarah Silvermanthe Buzzline supervisor, Joanne sees Maureen flirting with another woman. Outside, after being scolded by Joanne, Maureen proposes to Joanne, and Joanne accepts.
Fast forward to their engagement party, where Maureen flirts with yet another woman.1, Followers, 34 Following, Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from RENT: The Musical (@rentthemusical). Rent is a American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, in turn based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème.
The film depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality. RENT - Musical. 24, likes · talking about this. Don't miss the 20th Anniversary UK tour of RENT!/5().
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Lyrics to 'La Vie Boheme' by RENT: To apathy, to entropy, to empathy, ecstacy Vaclav Havel - The Sex Pistols, 8BC To no shame - never playing the Fame Game.