BREATHLESSLY AWAITING "LES MIZ" at the movies this Christmas. I've seen 2 road shows and have 2 different anniversary videos. But I think its success comes down to one song: "I Dreamed a Dream." If Anne Hathaway (who has a great voice) doesn't nail that song with the high points of the stage versions and Susan Boyle, I predict the movie will flop, regardless of its other fine points. Same for some very tough songs for Hugh Jackman. Not encouraged by the trailers.
"I Dreamed a Dream" is a showstopper that makes theater audiences rise to their feet for a standing ovation, and can do the same in a movie theater. The trailers don't show the soaring power of the song, but it's not too late for the producers to amp it up. Does Hugh Jackman have the octaves for "One Day More?" We'll see.