Les Miserables

           This post will be slightly longer than usual, so if you’re not in the mood to read my humble reflections on the epic, the tragic, the one-and-only Les Miserables, feel free to skim. But I’ll have you know, this movie has been on my mind constantly for the past three days…
 So I recently saw Les Mis on opening day, on Christmas, and without a doubt it was the most profound and moving experience I’ve ever had with a movie. In fact, I don’t even think it’s right to classify something like this as a movie. As expected, I was reduced to tears several times during the movie. And not sloppy, mushy, typical tears, but very special tears brought on by a very real grief. It made me cry, to the utmost sense of the word.
            It wasn’t only sadness I felt, however. Les Mis brought up so much raw emotion in me that I never even knew I had. Love. Redemption. Camaraderie. Revolutionary spirit. Yeah, I was probably excessively PMS-ing when I watched it. But still, I can’t say enough about it, and I can’t even say anything at all. It’s left me both full of things to talk about, and absolutely speechless. The acting was superb all around, so believable, authentic, and unvarnished. For a production of such magnitude, these actors and actresses have managed to whittle it down to its most simple and important elements but in a most subtle and complex way. Perhaps that doesn’t make sense, but I believe that’s exactly what they did.
 In a nutshell, this tragic tale of inherently good people placed in the worst of situations will inspire, astound, and break your heart. It will also, unfailingly, bestow you with a newfound obsession over Eddie Redmayne. Whatta guy.
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Have you seen Les Mis yet? Thoughts, comments, criticisms?

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9 comments
  1. I haven't seen it yet! Hope I can go to see it soon 🙂 did you enjoy it? xxhttp://lovemefoolish.blogspot.com

  2. Sarah said:

    I enjoyed it too much haha I'm going to see it again 🙂 I hope you'll get to see it soon too!

  3. Marie said:

    Thanks a lot for your nice comment :D!Bisous! Marie

  4. Looovely blog , hun 🙂 I like your posts .I just followed you 😉 I will be very happy if you follow me back via bloglovin and gfc?xoxoVIEWRAMAmy fashion blog

  5. Sarah said:

    Thank you so much! I will definitely follow back you're blog is great 🙂

  6. Lauren said:

    I cannot wait to see it~ even my older brother who doesn't like emotional and human struggle-type movies raved about it! That says it all to me that it is a must see! I find it amazing to learn that Russell Crowe sang in it without a voice over!! Love the way you wrote about it~ you have some great journalistic talent! xxLove, -Lauren at adorn la femmehttp://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

  7. Sarah said:

    You're going to love it, it's a new classic. And thanks for the compliment!! :)-Sarah

  8. Emmi said:

    first of all thank you for your lovely comments,moreover:OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG all my friends don't understand why I've got such a crush on Eddie Redmayne,since my week with marilyn I'm obsessed with him!he's so handsome and such a nice actor!I really need to see les mis then……

  9. Sarah said:

    ahh I have the biggestttt celebrity crush on him too!! you will love him in les mis, and I still need to see him in my week with marilyn

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