I really don't have much to say about Rent. Jen loves La Boheme, so she was quite energized by the film. She also used to head into New York, near Alphabet City, in the early 90's and knew a playwright down there. Things just had a different impact for her.
(There were three characters with aids in this film. In the past twenty five years, I know of only one person who has died of aids. I can't think of anyone who has it. Mind you, I can easily be ignorant of such details, but generally, I interact with a blissfully undramatic crowd.)