Wednesday, March 01, 2006
I saw this fabulous musical in London in 1999. It was the first West End production I saw and I was floored. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to get up and dance.
When I heard that the original cast was making a movie, I was at first excited, then aprehensive. What if the director butchered it?
Well, I rented it (ha, rented RENT) last night and I loved it. They cut a couple of songs, and some of the bits that were sung on stage are spoken in the movie. At first this bothered me, but then I thought, "Hey, same story, and some of the great lines are still there..."
And just like in London, I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to get up and dance. Then I went to Target today and bought the DVD. : )