“LES MISERABLES 2012″ Movie Review. LOVE EMPOWERS EVERYTHING.
“LES MISERABLES (2012)” PRESS PREVIEW
(A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE)
This CHRISTMAS, go watch LES MISERABLES the MUSICAL MOVIE.
It is a striking film with a haunting score that will tug at your heartstrings.
Oscar-winning director TOM HOOPER (“The King’s Speech”) leads his cast of stars to perform the songs “live” on-camera instead of having them lip-synch to pre-recorded tracks.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISERABLES takes us through a heart-wrenching parable of angst, forgiveness and redemption, in a world shackled by injustice and the lack of compassion.
HUGH JACKMAN plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (RUSSELL CROWE) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (ANNE HATTAWAY) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
This movie is a fitting tribute on the subject of the timeless resilience of the human spirit.
Yuletide season maybe, but go feel, watch and cry your heart out with the film’s characters, all in the spirit of love.
Love is universal, among other things.
Hope gears you up but it is love that keeps you going.
If you dare stand up in the spirit of love and fight for whatever you believe in,
Then you dare dream,
Because in eventuality, love empowers everything.
But only if you believe.
Feel the emotional anguish by the character Fantine as she sings:
“I dreamed a dream in time gone by When hope was high And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die I dreamed that God would be forgiving Then I was young and unafraid And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid No song unsung, no wine untasted …”
There is grandeur in its scope and scale that will make you sit up.
LES MISERABLES is a musical that’s both stylish and gritty, with rousing performances from an all star ensemble cast under director Tom Hooper’s relentless direction. Be mesmerized by the exuberant and biting performances of HUGH JACKMAN and ANNE HATHAWAY.
At 2 hour-and-38-minute long, it’s a beautiful and inspiring movie that will linger on your mind long after you leave the cinema, a true musical that must be seen more than once.