NO DAY BUT TODAY.
A year in the life of a group of bohemians in New York in the late 1980s; AIDS, drugs and art are three important factors in their lives. This movie version of the popular stage musical puts its weaknesses on display. There’s far too many songs and only one of them, “Seasons of Love”, is genuinely memorable, the thin story goes on too long and the script’s earnest ingredients fall flat. The original cast returns (Rosario Dawson is new), but they’re ten years older than their parts.
2005-U.S. 135 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Chris Columbus. Book: Jonathan Larson. Songs: “La Vie Boheme”, “Seasons of Love”, “Out Tonight” (Jonathan Larson). Cast: Anthony Rapp (Mark Cohen), Adam Pascal (Roger Davis), Rosario Dawson (Mimi Marquez), Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel… Taye Diggs, Sarah Silverman.
Trivia: Co-produced by Columbus and Robert De Niro. Spike Lee, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann were allegedly considered for directing duties.