January 1, 2013
I thought the production and acting was excellent, I had high expectations for Hugh Jackman, unfortunately they were not met as I felt his singing was not up to his predecessors. Yes, I realize this was a movie and not a broadway production, however the nasal voice bothered me all movie long. I wish Thenardier would have stuck with one accent, he switched between French and Cockney. Otherwise the Thenardiers were wonderfully wicked. Anne Hathaway stole the show, if she doesn't win Best Supporting Actress awards by the handful it will be highway robbery.
Definitely worth seeing, I'll most likely even buy it, but I won't buy the sound track, I'll keep listening to the great Colm Wilkinson as I have still never heard a Valjean played better than he.
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