“It’s a story about a man who steals a loaf of bread.”
At least, that’s all Jenny Fan told me before we walked into the movie theater full of people who were older than me (no one visibly younger than 25 – doesn’t happen often). Afteward even at dinner, my mom was able recall more of the plot from her teenage studies than I was from 1 hour ago.
It was good. I wasn’t too critical of the acoustics of the theater or the musicality of the performers. I liked the movie. I thought the story moved rather fast though, and I found myself frequently thinking, “I wonder what this scene looks like on Broadway.” I guess I’ll have a lifetime to figure that out, unless of course I get sucked into seeing another Broadway hit like “How to Succeed” *Cough*DanielRadcliffe**
One thing I got from the movie was Jean’s forgiveness of his pursuer, Javert. It reminded me a lot of David before he became king. Whenever he sang, I thought I might as well open up the Book of Psalms and have him lip-sing Psalm 139. I don’t understand why Javert committed suicide, but I’ll figure that out when I buy the Blu-ray.
Other Points: Borat/Sacha Cohen makes and excellent Thénardier. Éponine’s corset must have been super super tight because her waist was the widtch of a barbie. Young Corsette was really pretty. And Marius totally should have died from infection after falling into the sewer.
I’ll end simply by saying this movie is the first movie that I would truly recommend people should see in theaters. Granted, blockbusters like Avengers and Skyfall take advantage of the big screen for action-packed sequences and drama, but simply put, none of them compares to the excellence of Les Miserables.