Les Misérables – I wear my tears with pride

Les Misérables

Set post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion.

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

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My expectations were over the moon as I walked in to the giant movie theatre where around one hundred people has gathered to be some of the first to see the much talked about Les Misérables.

on my right side a lady and her husband, I would guess about 70 years old, in front of me 3 girls, probably in the age of 17-18.

It’s a good mix of audience, and its hard to say exactly but would actually guess it’s about 50/50 of men and woman around me.

The lights go down, a thundering sound starts and now the adventure is about to begin.Les-Miserables-Still-les-miserables-2012-movie-32902277-1000-667

A skinny Hugh Jackman appears on the screen and already here you can feel that the audience is dragged into another world.

5 minutes in..boom..the lady on my right side is crying.

15 minutes in, boom. the three girls in front of me is crying, Anne Hathaway sacrifice her hair and gives a moving performance during her firs solo.

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Half way through, something let’s go inside me. I cry. And from here on, my tears keep pouring down my face throughout the movie. Even when I laugh, my tears streams down my face.IMG_4338

By the end, I don’t think a single eye was dry. People applauded loudly and screamed out how fantastic it was.

Back to the movie…

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crow makes incredible performances, and their voices cut right into my soul. When they hit the high and the deep tones I couldn’t stop the tears even if I really wanted to.

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Keep in mind that all of the songs are recorded on set, not in a studio in afterwork!

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After a rough start, my eyes are already half their size because of the crying and my nose is stuffy.

I got saved by Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter whom makes two amazing characters that put the smile back on my face and made me laugh even if I  didn’t really know why. These two actors is probably what will keep you from pouring your heart out, and they balance the beauty of the movie so perfectly.

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The children in this movie are so incredibly good!

The young Daniel Huttlestone will touch your heart. This little boy is fresh in the game, and trust me, after this, we will see him everywhere. He is so adorable and really a great little actor.

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Eddie Redmayne does his part very well, but personally, Aaron Tveit is the face that has burned his way into my head.

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He plays Enjolas, and the spirit of this character is so strong. A great performance by a truly great star whom im sure we will see a lot of in the future

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The parts in the movie that really touched me is not the single performances and the solo songs. When the whole ensemble sings together, stands together, that’s when the goosebumps comes.

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A river of feelings washes over me, I can’t speak, can’t talk, can’t make a sound. I’m locked in one position just paralysed by the music and pictures that surrounds me.

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Tom Hooper. You did it!

You made a movie that changed my life, and my view of life.

You made a move that made me escape from the world for a moment, to let go of something inside.

For a moment, I feel different, I feel new, in a weird way.

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You made me appreciate my life and what I have. You made me dream and this will make me fight.

Thank you Hooper for giving me 157 minutes of my life to feel all this, and for 157 minutes that will always be with me.

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This movie will win it all, it will take it all, and even if that’s just my opinion. You won over all of me.

Thank you, I wear my tears with pride.

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For the beauty, for the pain, for the love, for the hate. For the adventure, for the magic, for the dreams, for the hopes.

Les Misérables

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