I grew up hearing from my parents and friends parents about the spectacle that was/is Les Miserable on the big stage. It was one that always stuck in my head, that image of the little girl in rags with the french flag in the background. I was dying to see it in London but alas that didn’t happen (yet) so the second best option was to see it on the big screen.
Let me start by saying I LOVED IT... I loved the costumes, the music, the songs, the intensity, (the nachos), the EVERYTHING!!
Based on the novel by Victor Hughes, set in 19th century France which leads us through the life of prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman – what a man) who skips parole and for years thereafter is hunted by Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe). His paths cross with Fantene (Anne Hathaway) with whom he makes a promise to find her child Cossette (Amanda Seyfried). (Skip a few years ahead) when the man Cosette loves, Marius (Eddie Redmayne) is in danger fighting in the Revolution, Jean Valjean knows he must help him, however he runs in to Javert once again.
Ladies if you are bringing a non musical loving boy with you, he may look suicidal byt the end (as mine did). It is a full 2 ½ hours of singing, but wow does that time fly because its flipping AMAZING!!!
I wasn’t quiet sure what to expect from Russell Crowe or Hugh Jackman in singing roles but wowzers do they do themselves justice.
I think you will either love or hate this film. If you love musicals it is def for you. I know a few people who have seen the show and say this movie does it justice. So get your little arses to the cinema to see it if you haven’t already.
Have you seen it, what did you think??