Les Misérables (2012 Movie)

Elizabethe and I went to see Les Misérables. It was a full house at the Regal in Victor.

I was really surprised that Russel Crow could sing. After Pierce Brosnan’s really bad performance in Mama Mia, I’ve been really reluctant to see musicals produced in these times, but Russel Crow, Hugh Jackman, and the rest of the cast really did a great job with this musical.

When the last scene of the movie played, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. You could hear people crying and sniffling all over the theatre. It’s a tear jerker scene as it is, but Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway will have you in tears.

It’s a must see movie. The story, based on a book by Victor Hugo, is one of forgiveness and repentance. Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing bread to feed his sister’s son, has been released on parole. He breaks parole after being forgiven by a priest for stealing from the priest. He vows to turn his life around. In the mean time, the prison guard/police officer Javert vows to bring Jean Valjean to justice. That’s as much as I’ll say about the plot. If you have never seen it, you need to go see this version of the story.

As we left the theatre it was snowing. So, we just came home and stayed in for the evening.

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