December 30, 2012
A movie to "Experience", rather than "see".
This is not a movie to "see" as much as it is to "experience". It is deeply moving, entirely musical and, as far as I can remember, theatrically faithful to the stage production. If you have seen the stage production, read the book, or have seen any of the many versions brought to the screen, you will find this version entirely satisfying. If you are unfamiliar with Les Mis, as my friend was, it will knock your socks off! This is "A Three Handkerchief Movie"!
Visually, for me, some of the close-ups were too extreme because they were so constant, but then Ann Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Russell Crowe were incredible and owned the screen when they were on. Well done, worth going to, bring a date, and cry your heart out!
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