Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Tick Tick Boom, I loved this movie


I have been trying to write the review this film deserves for about a week because it's near impossible to put into words how incredible this film is. For starters, since the casting is an easy point to reflect on, this film is filled with incredible talent like Andrew Garfield, Robin de Jesus, Alexandra Shipp, and Vanessa Hudgens to name just a few; and truthfully this feels like one of those projects where the cast was so perfect that I could go as far as to say these actors were meant to play these roles. Every person in this cast put everything into this film and it shows through the music and the acting and all those little moments where no one has to say a thing for you to understand exactly what they are feeling. They recorded these already remarkable songs and created exactly what, I personally think, Jonathan Larson envisioned when he wrote Tick Tick Boom. I am quite confident that Jonathan Larson would be so proud to see his work presented with this level of talent from a cast, crew, and everyone in between who helped create one of the best films I've ever experienced. Do yourself a favor, and give yourself 1 hour and 55 minutes to sit with this film and everything it represents. -- Eliza Reign

Based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. It's the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst navigating the pressures of love and friendship.

Maddison Feller:

New York Theatre Workshop became the first theater to produce Rent, allowing Larson to officially quit his job at the Moondance Diner. But in the lead-up to the show, Larson began having chest pains and nausea, according to his friends and co-workers in the documentary. During one tech rehearsal, Larson collapsed in the back of the theater. He ended up going to the emergency room twice, but doctors found nothing wrong.

He moved forward with the show, and on Jan. 24, 1996, Larson went to Rent’s final dress rehearsal, which took place in front of a full audience. Afterwards, he went to the back of the theater to do an interview with Anthony Tommasini, a critic at the Times, which you can still read hereand headed home at around 12:30 a.m. There, he put water on the stove to make tea and unexpectedly died from an aortic aneurism. It was the morning of the first Off-Broadway preview of Rent. Larson was 35 years old.

Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Andrew Garfield.

I watched it on Netflix, loved every moment.

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