Hi all, new to this forum and just thought I'd add my comments about this film.
I love musical theatre and travel to London whenever I can afford it so have seen quite a few shows, but never Les Mis, although I am familiar with most of the songs. I saw the film last week and loved it, though I can recognise that some of the performers had weaker voices than could be expected (particularly Russell Crowe). I'm not ashamed to admit I cried, along with half the cinema, both at Anne Hathaway's superb performance and at the end.
I am glad I saw the film before the show (I am going to see it in London during the Feb half term) as I think I would have been more disappointed with some of the performances than I was if I'd done it the other way round. Would definitely recommend the film to anyone though, and would go watch again tomorrow if it wouldn't mean going out in the snow!!!