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1/31/2013 10:49:00 AM
'Les Miserables' the best?
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Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star in a scene from
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Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star in a scene from "Les Miserables," the big-screen adaptation of the long-running stage show.

To the Catholic Sentinel:

In director Tom Hooper’s follow-up to his 2010 Best Picture winner, "The King’s Speech," he delivers a riveting, engaging adaptation of the popular stage musical which itself is based on the novel by Victor Hugo.

For those unfamiliar with the plot of "Les Miserables," Jean Valjean breaks his parole once released from prison in order to make a new life for himself.  However, whenever a person tries to make a new life, there will always be problems. 
I don’t want to ruin "Les Miserables" for those who have not yet seen this well-done film and/or for those who have not read the novel. 

It does not matter if you are a fan of musicals, you will be amazed. 

Will Les Miserables rank as the best film musicals of all time? 

It’s hard to determine such a question, but the skill and talent that made this new version of "Les Miserables" so enjoyable will likely see it ranked as one of the best film musicals, if not the best.

Eric Brown

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