Last Monday, mister and I went to catch a movie. He was contemplated to watch Jack Reacher and I was looking forward to watch Les Miserables since God knows when! I was going crazy head over heels for this movie even before watching it. With my all time crush, Hugh Jackman, the legendary Russel Crowe and my favourite actresses of all time; Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter, I knew all along this movie is going to be remarkable. Even beyond that.
So in deciding what movie should we watch, I asked him to find out the rating for both movies on Imdb (I was praying hard that Les Mis would be higher). Turn out my wish came true. Les Mis's rating is much higher compared to Jack Reacher. :) Hence he reluctantly had to say yes to me. Hehe.
I'm not going to bore or spoil you by narrating the story. But what can I say is this movie is mind blowing. I bet you'll have the same opinion even if you do not fancy musicals. Even if you don't think you'll like it because they sing the whole time. Yes, they literally sing the whole time in the movie and mister couldn't stand it. But even so, he admitted this movie is phenomenal. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway blew everyone out of the water. I can even see the pain living in their eyes. They totally lived that character.
I was sobbing like a baby for the last 30 minutes of the movie or so haha. I was struggling not to (malu la if people see) but I couldn't. For me, Les Mis stands so far and above every other movie. It will be remembered, adored, and emulated for many years to come, just like Titanic.
In an interview that I've watched, Hugh Jackman said that in order for him to look skinny and sick in the first scene of the movie, he didn't drink a single drop of water for 36 hours. Such a brave soul! What a sacrifice he made. Apparently this technique does work. I barely recognized him at first. But he reminded people out there don't even think of doing what he did. Not drinking water for such a long time will definitely affect your health.
I am crossing my finger that this film will win best picture, best director and definitely best actor and supporting actress. I'll be shocked if it doesn't.
Overall, one of the best movies I've ever seen. Highly recommended to everyone. Go see and experience it.