In honor of Les Miserable hitting the big screen, we thought it would be fun to get a couple of opinions in on the movie. The first is Colleen Faris, my wife, and longtime musical fan. The second is from my Mother, Robin Faris who just helped with a high school version of the musical. Both were enthusiastic about seeing the film from the trailers alone. But did they like it? Did Anne Hathaway deliver? What about Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe? Read on!
I first saw Les Miserables in London when I was 22 years old. I stood in line for 3 hours luckily grabbing the last spare seat in the house, which left me squinting in the rafters trying to follow the pint size actors. Regardless, I was enamored. The music was captivating, and even in spite of some difficulty comprehending the whole story, I was in love. I have now seen Les Miserables multiple times thanks to performers of all skill levels, not to mention that Les Miserables has been previously adapted in a non-musical film version as well.