Showing posts from January 6, 2013

Les Miserables

During this holiday season, Les Miserables was released as a movie and I had the opportunity to see it – twice!  Les Mis has always been one of my very favorite Broadway plays, and needless to say I was a little nervous to see what the movie was like.  Mostly I was afraid that they would make changes in the movie that would detract from the beauty of the play.  My fears were soon laid to rest as the movie unfolded.  The acting was phenomenal, the singing wasn’t as good as on the stage – but it was good enough that it didn’t detract from the story at all.  And, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the close ups of the characters as they sang.  It added a new dimension and enhanced the understanding of the words and story. I saw the movie twice.  Sometime in the middle of the first time I leaned over to Kim and said, “I’m actually surprised that I like this story – it really is depressing!”  Usually I favor movies and stories that are fairytale quality, you know, where every…