Apparently its all singing for 2 and a half hours, rather than dialogue thrown in for good measure like Sweeney Todd, may give this a miss and wait for DVD.
Well it is a musical. The stage production is 3 hours sung-through, so 2.5 hours is actually pretty good.
I'd be annoyed if it did have dialogue, it doesn't need to be 'thrown in for good measure'!
I hope Eponine (Samantha Barks) is in it for more than 20 minutes. Everyone is banging on about Anne Hathaway (who I do like) but I feel a lot of others are getting under looked because of this.
I can understand people banging on about Anne Hathaway as it sounds like she is the standout, but lots of reviews have had good things to say about Sam, Aaron Tveit and Eddie Redmayne as well.
As for the amount of screentime Eponine gets:
I'm hoping Anne, Sam and Eddie live up to expectations as they have my 3 favourite solos in the musical. I'm more worried about whether Hugh Jackman does a good Bring Him Home though, some reviews I've read didn't rate it at all...