By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:47 AM EDT
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Jonathan Larson’s pop-rock tribute to the East Village bohemia of the late 1980s doesn’t look like a musical that would age well, but what was oppressive on stage — all that righteous passion! — is lightened, liberated in the film. The characters don’t just break into song; they burst into who they are. What shines through is the beauty of Larson’s bohemia: not to be a rebel but, simply, to be alive.

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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  • 135 minutes
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  • Chris Columbus

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