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Year
2021
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Genres
Drama, Biography, Musical
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
0
Checks
838
Favs
57
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
6.8% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. boulderman's avatar

    boulderman

    Great performances, music and practically everything. The story revolves about the life and career and the frustration and obstacles that occurred. I felt there were obstacles and frustration in the flow of the film too unfortunately. The pace? The narrative? The songs work well with the narrative, but like Adele not wanting her latest album played on shuffle played on Spotify I felt this could have been more. Good fun, good film, nice songs greatly executed 6/10 2 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Lin-Manuel Miranda directs Jonathan Larson's tick, tick…BOOM! with the same creativity he brought his big screen adaptation of In the Hights, and it's no obvious thing. The musical was a biographical monologue with Larson himself as the star, often sitting at a piano, with other performers on stage to fill out the music. The adaptation uses that as a framing tale, spinning the stories out into their own realistic, or sometimes fantastic scenes, paying tribute, the same way Larson does aurally, to the music of the late 80s and early 90s. Andrew Garfield is great as Larson himself, trying to get his first musical made - the prescient science-fiction fable Superbia - and experiencing the moments that will inevitably lead to his one big hit, Rent. Though for Miranda, the second-hand means he's working in the genre of biography, his subject is also his writer working in the genre of autobiography, but as filtered through musical theater. The music is fun, the story is poignant in its honesty, and when Miranda wrangles some Broadway luminaries for cameos, theater nerds couldn't help but smile. I'm not a particular fan of Rent myself, but seeing this has made me more appreciative of it. 2 months 1 week ago
  3. SpacePauls's avatar

    SpacePauls

    I wonder how long it took the writers to come up with a song about having writer's block. 2 months ago
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