“Les Miserables” sings its way to the top

The people waiting in line for the movie “Les Miserables” were different than those waiting in lines for other movies. Not only were they holding their popcorn and drinks, they also clutched tissue boxes in their hands, anticipating the tears to come.

On Christmas day, the musical “Les Miserables” premiered in movie theaters across the country. Fans of the musical lined up to watch the highly anticipated film and its all-star cast. The movie was led by Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine and Eddie Redmayne as Marius. The star-studded cast created a unique and emotional rendition of the popular Broadway musical.

The movie is set during the 1832 June Rebellion in France. The story follows several characters and their struggles to live through poverty, love triangles and hardships. Jackman, Hathaway, Seyfried and Crowe all sing and perform beautiful renditions of the well-known and Broadway-performed songs. These actors, especially Crowe and Hathaway, are well known for their on-screen and movie performances, and not so well- known for their theatre and singing background.

I fully believe that this movie is worth seeing. Whether someone is a Broadway enthusiast or a devoted movie-goer, Les Miserables is the perfect movie for all types of people.

Personally, I think the movie was 5 out of 5 stars. Each actor performed their role with confidence and accuracy, and made the movie realistic and believable. Although there has been some critique on Russell Crowe and his singing performances, I believe that Crowe did an outstanding job and was both entertaining and perfect for the character he was supposed to portray.

Overall, the movie lived up to its expectations.