Wednesday, November 23, 2005

RENT

It was great, y'all. Seriously great.

You want specifics? OK. The cast is as amazing as they were ten years ago, and Rosario and Tracie can totally hang with them. Rosario was actually pretty impressive - I always kind of liked her, but now I REALLY like her. Anthony Rapp, who for some reason gets last billing in the credits, is phenomenal. As for Jesse L. Martin and Wilson Jermaine Heredia - there are no words. They blew me away. They were absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking, and just so you know, Jesse is my new celebrity crush. I think I want to marry him.

Only two things I didn't like: 1 - Adam Pascal's hair. Ew. It's really shaggy and gross and makes him look like an aging rock star, especially since they show "early Roger" with short hair and he looks great. 2 - I also didn't like "Living in America." It was really music video-y, and none of the rest of the movie is, so it was sort of bizarre.

High points: "I'll Cover You - Reprise" - cried like a little girl; "La Vie Boheme" - I felt like I was in the Life Cafe; "Without You" - for once, a good use of the video montage!; "Out Tonight" - I'm telling you, Rosario is GOOD! This movie isn't going to win any Oscars, but it might just be the newest addition to my top ten list. It was everything I wanted it to be.

I'd also like to give a huge shoutout to all the people who were with me in the theater this snowy morning. You are die hard fans, yet you were able to restrain yourselves and didn't sing until the closing credits, which meant that I got to hear the movie instead of you. For that, you get an A.

RENT - A-

9 comments:

Dustin J. Harder said...

YEAH!!! I'm so excited! Going tomorrow night with the whole cast after we have a thanksgiving restaurant cooked dinner. yum. Its hard to wait a whole day...i know thats lame but it really is. But I thinks its gonna be awesome to see it with peeps that whether I like it or not are MY family for 11 months this theatre season.

On Rodgers hair...Amanda you are so gonna hate my hair when you see me next.

Chargenda said...

You just got me way excited. Going to see it at 4 today and can't wait. But, I have read some nasty reviews. Now I am just cornfused.

shannon said...

I read good things for the most part, & I'm ticked off that I have to wait until next Monday to see it (yeah, like Mark was going to go see a musical about New Yorkers...right)

casey said...

I can't wait. Going see it tonight. I am gonna cry like a little bitch. YAH! I hope no one sings when I go watch it. I'll have to shoot them.

Anonymous said...

Have a happy Turkey day!!!

Summer

Anonymous said...

Hello Amanda Strong!!! You need to come back to Arkansas, i need to go to Wal-Mart!

~john mailer

equippedtofascinate said...

I can't wait to see it. I think I'll go this weekend, when I actually have time. Rosario is amazing no matter what, but the previews that I've seen make me think she will be one of my new favorite actresses. Side note, Clay Aiken is singing The First Noel on the radio now.

equippedtofascinate said...

P.S. Your checkbook isn't here.

Chargenda said...

I liked it. Review coming soon on Chargenda with more dets.