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2005 | PG-13 | Comedy Drama

Based on Jonathan Larson's award-winning Broadway musical, "Rent" chronicles a group of New York village artists struggling with identity and artistic integrity in an HIV-positive world. Roo... more

Release DateU.S.

Rent was released on
Friday, November 11, 2005 Release

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

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DIRECTOR

Chris Columbus

Screenwriter

Chris Columbus
Stephen Chbosky

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for mature thematic material involving drugs and sexuality, and some strong language

Storyline

Based on Jonathan Larson's award-winning Broadway musical, "Rent" chronicles a group of New York village artists struggling with identity and artistic integrity in an HIV-positive world. Roommates Roger and Mark, a songwriter-recovering addict and a guerrilla filmmaker, respectively, must find a way to pay their former roommate-turned-landlord when he decides to reneg on his promise to provide them rent-free living.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • The musical originally was optioned for the screen by Miramax Films, which at one point explored the possibility of making the film with Spike Lee in the director's chair.

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