Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Les Miserable

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Just watched Les Miserables (2012) starring, Hugh Jackman (X-Men), Russell Crowe (Gladiator) & Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises).

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’ travels with prisoner-on-parole, 24601, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), as he runs from the ruthless Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) on a journey beyond the barricades, at the centre of the June Rebellion. Meanwhile, the life of a working class girl Fantine (Anne Hathaway) with a child is at turning point as she turns to prostitution to pay money to the evil innkeeper Thénardier (Sacha Baron Cohen) and his wife, Madame Thénardier (Helena Bonham Carter) who look after her child, Cosette. Valjean promise to take care of the child, eventually leads to a love triangle between Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), Marius (Eddie Redmayne) who is a student of the rebellion, and Eponine (Samantha Barks), a girl of the streets. The people sing off their anger and Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) leads the students to fight upon the barricades.

I have seen Les Miserables “the musical”, so I was very excited about this movie remake.  I was not disappointed.  I was quite impressed with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway’s singing talents. Their portrayals for the struggling Jean Valjean & Fantine were both excellent.  Although this movie is 2.5 hours long, I was wanting more by the end. Sacha Baron Cohen’s rendition of the inn keeper was quite hilarious.  His chemistry with his wife Helena Bonham Carter was great. There were also a few moments in the movie where some of my emotions were to overwhelming to control, and I wasn’t the only one with a few tears in the corner of my eyes. By the ending credits, the theatre burst into a loud applause, which doesn’t happen too often.  There are definitely some Oscar worthy performances in this film.

Overall, I would give this movie 10/10 stars.  Check it out.  Happy Viewings!

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