I just Saw “Les Miserables,” the movie Wow! It was a powerful experience. In this case, it really helps to have seen the stage musical or read the book as a foundation because this movie adaption zooms in and gives close-ups of each character, literally and figuratively.
Each close-up of the actors not only tells the story of the songs with such depth of emotion, it also tells the story of the human condition through the eyes of the disappointed, the lovesick, the forgiven, the forgiver, the downtrodden, the hopeful, and many more. This movie goes way beyond the story of Les Mis to tell you the story of the human soul. So many sermons and discussions could be given on each and every character and song. …
It was so artfully done from beginning to end. Each actor deserves oscars for their amazing performances.
This is one of those movies that if you don’t get it, you just don’t get it and you will most likely be bored. Wake up and let your soul be touched.