I don't think you realise just how excited I am about this film. Aside from being a legendary musical, adapted from the French novel by Victor Hugo, the cast is amazing. Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and my gorgeous darling Eddie Redmayne star, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen appearing as the Thenardiers, an extravagantly eccentric couple who suit both actors perfectly. If a film adaptation of one of the biggest musicals in the world wasn't enough of a challenge for the actors, the songs are all sung live on set. I personally think that this is a genius idea, especially considering the emotions involved with many of the characters, as it replaces the falseness of recording separate from the acting with a fragility that cannot be created in a studio. Props to Claude-Michel Schönberg who wrote the amazing music too.
Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime. NINE DAYS PEOPLE. Oh my gosh, and The Great Gatsby is released this summer. I'll be back with more fanatical excitement when that comes around.
p.s. this 'Big Booby Bitchin' post is the best that I have read in a while. It's like my booby bible.