Brenda's Review of Les MisÚrables
In my own opinion, the best film of the year. I know there has been a lot of mixed feelings over the live singing, but I really appreciated it. It made the performances much more raw and captivating. Hugh Jackman absolutely carried this film and did an excellent job doing so. I don't think I've ever been moved to tears in a theatre in such a way that I was while Les MisÚrables. Anne Hathaway's Fantine was so powerful, conveying the role of a completely impoverished, shamed, and shattered woman with such truth. The final scene on its own is enough of a reason why this film deserves such great praise.