Les Miserables 2012

Saw the musical years ago, moved and thrilled by it, read the book, an epic, became a favourite, read it in French a bit too. And now the film. Oh dear. All uvulas and overacting and wouldn’t heaven let you regrow your hair and teeth? Javert not scary enough, Gavroche such a brat, Eponine straight out of Eastenders. Sacha Baron Cohen pretty good as Thenardier though. I was so excited to go to see it but was left feeling disappointed, no bite to it. The music is classic, and in Paris the week after went thoughtfully to Bastille and couldn’t stop singing….

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