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Les Misérables, 2012.

Directed by Tom Hooper.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Samantha Barks.

Synopsis:

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean - who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole - agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette - a decision that will change their lives forever. 

Musicals are not a genre of film I run into with high expectations.  I have nothing against the musical.  There are several I consider to be quite good.  However, it's something I prefer to see in the theater.  It's a medium best served on the stage.  There are some exceptions of course.  Singin' in the Rain is by far better on screen, and I haven't seen a production of Grease that ever captured the same kind of energy as the big screen adaptation.  Every »

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