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Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021)

Updated: May 23

PG-13 | 1hr 55min | 8/10 | #Musical #Drama #Biography

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned, Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13.)

 
 

STORYLINE:

Released in 2021, "Tick, Tick... Boom!" is an electrifying musical drama directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut. The film is an adaptation of Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical of the same name, offering a poignant and inspiring look into the life of the aspiring composer in New York City in the 1990s. It chronicles Larson's struggles with his creative process, the ticking clock of his own mortality, and his determination to make a mark on the world before time runs out. Andrew Garfield stars as Larson, delivering a powerhouse performance that captures the passion, despair, and hope of a creative soul on the brink of a breakthrough.


STAFF REVIEW:

"Tick, Tick... Boom!" is a heartfelt homage to the artistic process and the legacy of Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater with "Rent." Lin-Manuel Miranda's direction is both vibrant and sensitive, beautifully translating Larson's internal world onto the screen with a mix of fantastical musical numbers and intimate moments. Andrew Garfield shines in a career-defining role, embodying Larson's spirit with an emotional depth that resonates deeply. The film's dynamic soundtrack, compelling narrative, and Garfield's spellbinding performance make it a must-watch for fans of musical theatre and poignant storytelling alike.


CREDITS:

Directed by: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Written by:

- Steven Levenson (screenplay)

Starring:

- Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson

- Alexandra Shipp as Susan Wilson

- Robin de Jesús as Michael

- Vanessa Hudgens as Karessa Johnson

Produced by:

- Brian Grazer

- Ron Howard

- Lin-Manuel Miranda

- Julie Oh

Production Companies:

- Imagine Entertainment

- 5000 Broadway Productions

Cinematography: Alice Brooks

Edited by:

- Myron Kerstein

- Andrew Weisblum

Music by: Jonathan Larson (original music)

Distributed by: Netflix

Release date: November 12, 2021

Run Time: 1hr 55min

Country:

- United States

Languages:

- English

Budget: $55 million

Box office: Not applicable (Netflix release)


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