Chris Columbus's Rent is a really good movie that has lots of flaws. The scenes they have to do to sing feels too stagey and it doesn't feel all that natural. It's a bit overlong and kept trying to cram it in so that they can sing more songs. It may seem a bit pretentious at times and there's some unnecessary scenes that just came out of nowhere and didn't add to the story. But with all that said, the songs are enjoyable to listen, and the acting is great which they seem to sing their heart out. I was interested to see where it's going, and the subjects they come upon is a bit gutsy for a PG-13 rating. The writing is not bad, and the characters are memorable even if they aren't much developed. Fans of Rent are definitely going to enjoy it, but people who aren't are either going to enjoy it, or not.