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I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Movie Review Monday ~ Rent

I am a huge lover of Musicals and enjoy going to the theatre as well as watching movie versions. When Rent was made into a movie I was thrilled. I never had a chance to see the show but heard it was incredible. I missed seeing it at the movie theatre but rented it and finally got a chance to watch it this weekend. This was probably the worst musical I have seen in memory. The entire time I kept thinking "when is this going to be over?". Several of the songs were great and I liked the music in general but the storyline was very weak and it was very hard to follow what was going on. At one point this person who was obviously a drag queen comes in singing and dancing and it wasn't for 20 mins after until I realized who it was and where they fit into the movie. Many times people just broke out into song where it didn't fit in and some parts just were horrible. I actually had to FFwd through a couple of scenes and just sat there thinking that I was so disappointed.

I wouldn't mind getting the soundtrack but I couldn't bear to watch this movie again. UGH!


At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hated the movie. Which is sad, because I love the musical and saw it twice! They took things out of sequence and while they made a few things make more sense, they made other things worse. They tried to lift the musical from braodway and put it into amovie--but hte same type of stuff that works on Broadway doesn't work in a movie. What was neat, was that it was mostly the origianl cast--the guy from law and order got his start in Rent, and the girl that played Maureen is now a huge star on Broadway.

All in all, buy the soundtrack, but get the original Broadway version. You'll like it better. :)

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Andi said...

Whew! Glad I missed that one!

At 5:42 PM, Blogger ollie1976 said...

You definitely need to see the play in person-the movie didn't do it justice.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Thansk for the heads up have wanted to see it but now am glad I haven't

At 4:30 PM, Blogger mellykins said...

i have always wanted to see the musical but now i will stay away from the movie.

thanks for the review


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