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My thoughts on Les Misérables (2012) movie

“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” – Victor Hugo. As soon as Les Misérables movie came out in DVD at my university library, I rented it and watched it right away. I still remember when I first saw this trailer in the movie theater in the summertime. I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to see it. One of the best musicals ever made takes to the big screen in a massive production with a fantastic cast, including some of my favourite actors like Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and others. I have been looking forward to this film for so long now, and to start it certainly did not disappoint.Pilt

The beginning and the ending part of the movie was definitely my favourite. In the middle of the movie, at some point it did get a little boring but I never had a thought that I should stop watching the movie. Because I saw the trailer for the movie, I was definitely looking forward to Anne Hathaway’s performance of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. I was captured by her emotional rendition of ‘I Dream a Dream’! By far, the most emotional performance that I’ve seen from an actress. I was shocked when I found out that all the performances in the movie were sang live. All the actors did such a great job with their performances, and they all deserve a lot of recognition. Of course, Anne Hathaway got her Oscar for best supporting actress which she obviously deserved, but another great actress from the movie deserved a lot of recognition (perhaps even an Oscar), it was Samantha Barks, who played Eponine. Her performance of the song ‘On My Own’ was just incredible. I still listen to it on my iPod all the time. My absolute favourite scene from the movie was the ‘Master of The House’ by Thénardier (Sacha Baron Cohen) and Madame Thénardier (Helena Bonham Carter). I loved the whole cast, but they definitely stole the show. The scene was funny and very well done.

In conclusion, this movie was definitely one of the best movies of the year (if not the best) and I can’t wait to see it again. For me, this movie is like ‘Titanic’, I will probably watch it again many times in the future. The movie was long but I never got bored. Les Misérables is not just a story with a message, it is a realistic account that brought France to its senses and influenced the entire French Revolution.

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