(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

TICK, TICK ... BOOM: TICK, TICK ... BOOM (try putting that title into print) is about real life Jonathan Larson, who composed the Broadway hit RENT. TICK, TICK ... BOOM is based on an earlier "autobiographical rock monologue". Andrew Garfield, who plays Larson, is carving out a nice career for himself, not only as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), but also in such roles as Robin Cavendish in BREATHE. This is a very high-energy film, which for the actors must be a bit like acting in a marathon, even given it is not shot all at once. It may be heretical, but I liked this better than RENT.

Released theatrically 11/19/21; available on Netflix streaming. Rating: low +2 (-4 to +4), or 7/10.

Film Credits: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8721424/reference

What others are saying: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tick_tick_boom

					Mark R. Leeper
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