Thursday, June 14, 2012

Les Miserables: The Movie

So anyone who knows me AT ALL (& now you lol) that i love the musical Les Miserables! I've been in theatre for a while now, and usually us thespians have a favorite musical. While most of us like the newer, more popular musicals (like Wicked or Rent), this happens to be my favorite. 
There is just so much to the story; it's all about love, redemption, compassion, good vs. evil, etc.
The characters are memorable and you can't help but feel for them.(I mean, look at Fantine in "I Dreamed A Dream"- here she is trying to take care of her daughter and look at all the hardship she faces! && You CANNOT forget Eponine with "On My Own"! I'm pretty sure everyone has felt that way.) Not tonly that, but the book by Victor Hugo is magnifique! (He also wrote the Hunchback of Notre Dame). I encourage everyone to check out & read the book!

You may ask, who all is in it? The directer is Tom Hooper(The King's Speech) The lead Jean Valjean is played by Hugh Jackman (X-Men movies) , Anne Hathaway(The Princess Diaries), who plays the desolate Fantine, Russel Crowe (Robinhood), who plays the merciless detective, and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) , who plays the beautiful Cosette, who is Fantine's daughter. This is only a select few of the star-studded cast. I have great expectations for this move :)

One reason why this is being remade into yet another movie is because this is the FIRST time it's being adapted into a musical; no other version of this movie has been made into a musical yet.
I have been waiting for this for a LOOONG time! :)

Wanna watch the trailer?
Watch it here!
Like me & want to read the book BEFORE it comes out in December?
Buy on Amazon!

You can also look up the play on youtube; they have various versions from different theatre companies and schools, or also look up the 10th and 25th concerts, which you can find there as well. :)

Anyone excited for this movie? :D

This post was inspires by an excellent blogger, Shelby. She did a blog post on The Great Gatsby, but this is the same type of post , and even though it's not quite the same, i give due respect where it deserves it. :)
Check out her blog?


  1. I am SUPER excited for the Les Miserables movie!! Although, I do have my doubts about Anne Hathaway as Fantine...

    PS. I'm following ya through my google reader :)

  2. I've heard of the play but didn't know they were making it into a movie - look forward to watching it!