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Thread: Les Miserable - Film.

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    Les Miserable - Film.

    We have just got home from the cinema - having seen Les Miserable - FANTASTIC FILM.
    I saw the stage show - but I LOVED the film. I cannot recommend it enough !!!!
    DottyD. England, UK.

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    I have seen the stage production several times and was hesitate to see the film. Only saw it last week. The film was fantastic. I also highly recommend it. People were worried about how long it was, but the movie moved right along. I thought it was the fastest 3 hours ever. I'm already planning to see it again. Loved it.

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    Isaw the film on New Years day with my sister and I am going again tomorrow with girlfriends. FANTASTIC FILM
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    I can't wait to see it. I am currently rereading the novel which I love.
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    Dare I give my opinion. I was two minds whether to see this film or not but DH wanted to see it. I went not expecting anything special but DH had high expectations and was even more disappointed than me.

    The fact that there was no spoken dialogue was a big turn off for both of us. We both found it long and whilst they did "age" Hugh Jackman towards the end Russell Crowe never aged one day. Big mistake.

    Just as well we are all different.

    I hope I have not turned anyone seeing it now.

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    I'm off to see it tonight - really looking forward to it

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    I loved it. Saw it on New Years Eve. I took both my adult sons. I sorta thought they might not care to much for it. I knew it was a long movie and thought they wouldn't be to thrilled to sit through it. Well I was wrong. They both loved it! On the way home they both said how grateful they were to have seen it. It was a great night!

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    My daughters and I saw it Christmas night. We have seen several productions and I saw the movie version with Liam Neeson. In our opinion, it was fantastic! I was so moved by Anne Hathaway's performance. I can't wait to see it again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I can't wait to see it. I am currently rereading the novel which I love.
    I just finished the book and love it, too! Can't wait to see the movie.
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    I saw it and it was awesome, so true to the play! If you can, go see it on the "big" screen, however I did embarrass myself by sniffling all the way through it.

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    So glad so many of you enjoyed the film and am sorry you didn't - busy fingers ! I understood it more in the film than the stage version - and yes tutt - I was embarrassed when the lady sitting nex to me - who I didn't know passed me some tissues - clean of course !!

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    If someone has never seen the stage production, they may not know that it is all music, without spoken dialogue. When I first saw it on stage, that surprised me, as I thought it was supposed to be more of a typical musical. However, I then knew what to expect in the movie and I enjoyed it very much. I agree that some of the words in the songs were easier to capture than the live stage production I saw. Both are excellent.

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    DH and I went to see it, and we both found it entertaining. I thought the singing was okay - you could understand the words - but there are only 2 songs that I actually like, and then there's one, "Masters of the House", that is an annoying ear worm that I can't shake after several days. The plot moved along. Hugh Jackman was outstanding in his role.

    I did not care for the fairytale ending, but much of the audience, which was packed, cheered and clapped at the end! This does not happen very often at a movie. This was a matinee showing, making the full house even more unusual. I'd say it was well worth watching, unless you just don't care for musicals. Teens need to know that this won't be a good source for a book report.
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    My dd and I just made plans to go see it together next weekend. I hope I can wait that long.
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    Went and saw it New Years day. Hope to go again. Everyone loved it and at the end the whole theater clapped. Excellent movie.
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    I saw it twice on Broadway in NYC....loved it....saw it a few weeks ago on PBS...loved it still more...saw the movie on Thursday and would go again right now. In my opinion it is FABULOUS! I can't get enough of it. I have the sound track from the first NY broadway production and I have played it several times in the last weeks...
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    I saw it in NYC on stage and have seen several high school productions and loved Them all. I liked the movie being able to see all the characters close up and the singing was great. My only con side was I like the volume of the live orchestra and singers more but otherwise it was great. am going to see it again this week.

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    The first version of it was on TV today and it was good. Only got to see part of it.

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    My friend said it was "les long and les miserable

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    Will wait for it to be released on net flicks and save my $$ for quilting supplies ;-)

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    I saw one review that stated they felt screamed at for two and a half hours. Go figure. i did not see it yet.
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    I couldn't believe it didn't win Best Picture tonite at the Golden Globes! I was in total shock...;o(

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    My daughter and I went yesterday and we loved it. I was surprised in some places, overcome with emotion in others and disappointed only with the innkeeper and his wife. The time went by quickly and I felt exhusted when it was over. If it wasn't so far to the theater I'd go again.
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    I have avoided the stage version for years-I didn't like Phantom either. Anyway, Glenn insisted we go to the movie. I found it excrutiating and when it was done asked Glenn how I would ever recapture the almost 3 hours of my life I gave up to see it.
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    [QUOTE=countrymaid;5785666]My daughter and I went yesterday and we loved it. I was surprised in some places, overcome with emotion in others and disappointed only with the innkeeper and his wife. The time went by quickly and I felt exhusted when it was over. If it wasn't so far to the theater I'd go


    I felt the sme way about the inn keepers. Not good choices for their parts. but am going to see it again thus week.

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