Les Mis virgin here, I knew absolutely nothing about the film when I went to see it last night. The only songs I knew were IDAD and OMO. I actually don't know what to say that can convey just how much I enjoyed it? I was a mess when I came out, have never cried so much because of a film
Hugh Jackman was just epic. Amazing. I went in not really liking him as an actor...now he's one of my favourites
Anne was spectacular, as usual, was in floods of tears basically the whole time she was on screen! Samantha Barks was amazing, OMO sent shivers down my spine. Russell Crowe was actually really good! I enjoyed his performance, and yes he clearly wasn't the best singer but going by the horrific reviews he was receiving I was expecting a LOT worse. I'm a big fan of Eddie Redmayne - seen nearly all his movies - and he didn't disappoint! Also loved the main rebel (sorry, don't know his name
) and Sacha+Helena. The only one I didn't really like was Cosette, but then maybe I didn't have enough time to get to like her? I also found her high notes a bit...ugh.
Favourite songs of the film - I Dreamed a Dream, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, One Day More and On My Own. But its ECaET that I haven't stopped listening to since I came out! Don't think I've ever been so affected by a song. Eddie's voice, and the pure emotion he pours into that song, its just spine tingling!
Going to see it again with my friends on Friday, can't wait!