Les MisÚrables (2012)
Anne Hathaway deserved her Oscar.
Okay.. So I had mixed feelings going into this movie... The version with Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush is one of my all-time fave movies.. I watch it every time it comes on.. So I was very leery of watching the musical version.. Because my idea of a good musical is Grease and Rocky Horror Picture Show... And even the recent Rock of Ages was entertaining... But I am a huge Russell Crowe fan and have gotten to like most movies that Hugh Jackman has starred in.... So I bought it and watched it... It really surprised me.. Anne Hathaway's performance was outstanding (albeit very short).. Her singing as well as Amanda Seyfried was by far the best.. Hugh Jackman carried the movie though.. His performance was outstanding and his singing was bearable... Russell Crowe was the disappointment and what kept me from giving this more than 3 stars... He seemed out of character and his singing was dismal at best... I was impressed with the small parts Sacha Baron Cohen and Helen Bonham Carter played.. They added some need comedy...