Monday, January 7, 2013

Movie Review: Les Miserables - PG13

 Many of you are probably familiar with this story: Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he runs away from parole. And when Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, the chase continues.  

Jackman, Crowe and Hathaway are all good in their roles.  I was particularly impressed by how well Anne Hathaway sings, as I had not heard her sing before.      

The music is very good, but the story is  very drawn out. 
I  was also disappointed at the amount of violence in the story.

  I think the movie is very overrated, probably because of the success of the Broadway version.  No doubt expectations are high, but the movie falls short of them. Content ..

warnings  include a scene where Fantine sells herself to raise money for her daughter, and several  scenes of violence (i.e. people walking through pools of blood in the street).


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