By Matt Neglia
Our 2012 retrospective continues with director Tom Hooper’s follow-up to his Oscar Best Picture-winning film “The King Speech” with “Les Misérables” starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, and Daniel Huttlestone. A major Oscar contender on paper due to the musical’s pedigree in the world of Broadway, the film achieved financial success at the box office while critical reception was more mixed. What do we think of it ten years later? How do we feel about the performances (singing ad acting), the cinematography, production design, the adaptation from stage to film, and its awards season run? Tune in below as the Next Best Theatre team, Nicole Ackman, Dan Bayer, Lauren LaMagna, Cody Dericks, and I discuss all of these topics and more in our review below. You can also check out all of our previous 2012 retrospective reviews for “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Skyfall,” “Amour” & “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” if you have not done so already. Thank you. We hope you enjoy it!
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