The movie looks well done but I have to say that the music has never turned me on. The lyrics always seem false and overwrought. Just my opinion.
It is as though the music can't decide whether it's an opera or a musical. It's rousingly flat.
The women are such doormats...
Les Miserables is a well-engineered theater piece. It carries along the audience on one big wave of emotion after another. I don't like it myself, and I don't think it's art by any means, but as popular entertainment it does what it's supposed to do.
It is a star vehicle, without a proper star it just lays there.
Just like your career, Patti.
OP, then you'll like the film - they've taken a lot of the music away from the sung dialogue, so it's just spoken, and just left the actual "songs". None of that operatic recitative crap.