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Les Misérables (2012)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jean Valjean
... Javert
... Fantine
... Cosette
... Thénardier
... Madame Thénardier
... Marius
... Enjolras
... Éponine
... Gavroche
... Convict 1
... Convict 2
Dave Hawley ... Convict 3 (as David Hawley)
Adam Jones ... Convict 4
John Barr ... Convict 5
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Storyline

Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner 24601, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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25 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les Miz  »

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$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,027,000, 30 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$148,809,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$441,809,770
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The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to be also nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. See more »

Goofs

During Jean Valjean's death scene after Anne Hathaway sang her first lines, she was seen ducking as she makes her way to her next position. This was visible when the camera was focused on Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jean Valjean: Look down, look down, don't look them in the eye.
Chain Gang: Look down, look down, you're here until you die.
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The film opens without any opening credits. The title of the film is stated just before the closing credits. See more »

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Empty Chairs At Empty Tables
Written by Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Alain Boublil
Performed by Eddie Redmayne
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Didn't like it but I can see why you would
24 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Wow. I don't think I have ever had such a different opinion on a movie. I liked alien 3 when no one else seemed to but wow. Guys I REALLY didn't like that. Now believe me I recognize why people like this movie so much, and even though the music is absolutely fantastic and I'm going to buy the OST, as a movie or at least THIS movie, it's just really bad. I feel terrible saying that since everyone loves this movie but I just have to get this off my chest.

There are many problems here but the one that the rest stem from is direction. Tom Hooper has showed us before with the king's speech and now again with this that he has absolutely no intention of making films for the sake of film. This man wants to win Oscars and that is all. The movie spends way to much time showing off that these actors are actually singing the songs on set, which is awesome and all but you could be using that time to make the plot slightly more interesting or slightly less convoluted. The only time this movie reached anything above boring and uninteresting is when Anne Hathaway is on screen. And she's great and she deserved the Oscar but we all (who where aware of the story of les mis) knew that the role was going to win the actress best supporting no matter who it was or how good she played it.

I really wanted to like this film and I tried pretty hard but considering a movie this boring goes on for an unforgiving 160 minutes I just couldn't stop pleading for the movie to end. Sorry guys.


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