Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Today, while my husband was watching the multitudes of bowl games that were on TV, I went to see "Les Miserables", the new movie that opened Christmas Day. As I have mentioned in a previous post, "Les Mis" is my favorite musical play of all times, and this movie does not disappoint either! I know I will be going back to see it again soon, because there are always so many things you miss in a motion picture that is nearly 3 hours long. It is very true to the original play, and Colm Wilkinson, the original Jean Valjean, portrays the priest who saves Hugh Jackman (Valjean in the movie) when he steals silverware from the church. I thought that was a very nice tribute to the man who made the role famous. Anyway, even if your husband or boyfriend refuses to go to a musical, go yourself, or, better yet, go with a girlfriend or two. Then you can cry together. Ann Hathaway is wonderful as Fontine, and I think she'll probably get at least an Academy Award Nomination. Ahhhhh, there's nothing I like better than a great movie that touches my very soul, and this one did.