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Rent...please go out and see this movie?

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Rent: A Review
I am writing this pleading blog entry tonight in order to spread the word to the Seton Hill University community about the new movie Rent that came out over Thanksgiving break. I saw it the Saturday of break. So basically, I am a huge fan of musicals, but its not like I have never seen a movie adaptation of a musical that I didn't like. I am objective. There are some real crappy ones our there, trust me. But, Rent is by far one of my favorite plays ever converted from stage to screen. I mean don't get me wrong I love the classics like "Chicago," "Oklahoma," and "Singin' In The Rain," but "Rent" is now my favorite for life.
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Its times like these I wish I was still doing theatre in my community(Salisbury Community Players)or even the Greensburg. I would love to get back into the musical theatre scene. I believe I am a fair singer. But, back to "Rent" for a moment, beccause not only is the musical score delivered so wonderfully by an incredible cast of singers and musicians, but the story is told in a very unique way. In the play the story's time span does not take place over one year, but rather a much shorter period (most likely a few weeks). Best song in the entire movie has to be "Take Me or Leave Me". It is presented in such a great way and the scenes are so well choreographed. All I can say is that it was worth the $9.00 and 2.5 hours of my life to be inspired by R.E.N.T. And not to mention the fact that Idina Menzel from Wicked does a kick ass job as Maureen in Rent. I can't stop raving about it, just ask me.

Comments (3)

Elyse Branam:

Leslie! First of all, i haven't seen this movie yet nor the live musical. However, I can not wait to go see RENT when I return to Somerset for Christmas Break. If it is not out in theatre, then hopefully I will be able to rent Rent..hehe ;) I became interested in musicals when I started singing. I sang for many highschool musicals and always thought performing for thousands of people would be amazing. Nice blog! I really enjoyed it...

I love this movie it is like my favorite movie I want to decorate my bedroom in it I want to meet everyone it's awesome I've seen the movie so many times that I can say all of it by heart! I love this movie it's the best it needs to get and award!

Samantha Kelley:

I think RENT was a very great movie. I LoVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I watch It over and Over. and it's a really great movie!!!!!! I think a relate to Angel more then any one esle......

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