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Les Miserables- not a well written musical

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.

by Anonymousreply 412/10/2012

The women are such doormats...

by Anonymousreply 112/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 212/10/2012

It is a star vehicle, without a proper star it just lays there.

by Anonymousreply 312/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 412/10/2012
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