Rent was playing locally and my wife and I went to see it. I was soo excited… giddy even. Some of the small scenes like the answering machines were spoken instead of sung and there were a few scenes like that, but it worked well. Scenes were added to songs to help give context to that characters and what had or is happening to them such as April and the Cat Scratch Club, which were good additions.
Again, if you have not seen it go out and see it. For me it is one of the most powerful movies I have seen. It is not because of the social situations. Its the music. There is something about the music that just hits me just right. I loved it and my wife liked it as well. I want to see it again and will definitely going to buy it when it comes out on DVD!