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Les Miserables is based on the long running musical from Victor Hugo.s 1862 novel. Other theatrical musicals have not made a smooth transition to the big screen and it may have been thought the same of Les Mis - since many of the actors weren.t known for their singing, but the resulting film is certainly not a misery. Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) has spent the last 19 years in prison for the crime of stealing a loaf of bread for his starving nephew. Officer Javert (Russell Crowe) makes no judgments as to guilt or innocence of his prisons, he just knows that they.re all bad and the freed Valjean will probably quickly reoffend and be back in his »

- Jeff Swindoll

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