"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
-Victor Hugo, Author of Les Misérables
Move over Lawrence of Arabia. For 50 years you've been the benchmark by which all other movies are measured in my mind. You have now have company: "Les Mis".
This is a take a full box- of- tissue- with- you movie. Besides being gorgeously filmed, exquisitely scored, greatly cast and filled with little moments that grab the viewer away from the Epic film, this is a movie of great moral clarity. Who isn't hungry for that these days?
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Samantha Marks (as Eponine) and Eddie Redmayne (as Marius) are nothing short of astounding. Their vocalizations alone are reason to buy the soundtrack.
The only thing which the movie could have used- an intermission. It's not like you can hit the rewind button when nature calls. Which in a theater with the thermostat felt like it was stuck at 27 degrees- putting off that moment until after the film was over was -well- distracting towards the end.
Which is a good reason to purchase the DVD the day it comes out. I will.