Tick, Tick…Boom!

“Tick, Tick…Boom!” is the story of Jonathan Larson, who wrote “Rent”, before he became famous. It is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directing debut in film. Essentially a musical, it showcases Larson’s music before “Rent”, when he was trying to get noticed. The songs are pretty good but the real revelation is Andrew Garfield. He can really sing! I was surprised how good he was. Most of the film explores his constant pursuit of the big break and the constant setbacks around his 30th birthday. “Tick, Tick..Boom!” is the name of one of his plays before “Rent”. An interesting story and an incredible performance from Garfield. It can be seen on Netflix.

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