Film Review: Lés Miserablés

Tonight I have been to see Lés Miserablés and, as I'm sure you're all aware, it has been nominated for 8 awards and won 7 which it completely deserves. I thought that I would share my views of the film to tell you exactly why I enjoyed it so much.

The film is about Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman aka Wolverine from X-Men), a released prisoner, who is chased for years by Javert (Russell Crowe aka Gladiator) because he broke his life long parole. Jean also takes young Cosette (Isabella Allen) into his care which the first section of the film revolves around where as the second section is based 9 years later. Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) falls in love with Marius (Eddie Redmayne), a young revolutionary - who is also incredibly gorgeous as are many of the revolutionaries. Throughout the film the characters battle true love (aw), fleeing from danger and fighting the revolution whilst singing every line. It is spectacular.
L-R: Marius (source), revolutionaries (source)
 I think the main part of the film that I liked, as weird as it may sound, are the colours as most things are made up of red, white and blue, the colours of the French flag. I also think this is to represent the ideas of the groups having red for the revolutionaries (more left wing) and blue for the opposition (more right wing) but that's just one of my thoughts. I couldn't find any pictures that were wonderful at showing the colours but these two are decent enough:

The only pictures I could find that show the colours L-R: (source) (source)
A lot of credit has to go to Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, who play Madame Thénardier and Thénardier. I think without these characters the film would be far too serious and they add a well needed giggle to break up the sadness.
Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen(source
Overall I thought it was a fantastic film and I definitely recommend that you go and see it but only if you like musicals because they literally sing every line.


  1. How brilliant was it!? I love Javert, he's my favourite character and I think Russell Crowe played him brilliantly - acting wise. Unfortunately he's not the best singer but I still enjoyed it. Hugh Jackman was just brilliant, he made the film! And I do quite appreciate Eddie Redmayne's face :p

    1. I couldn't decide if I thought Russell Crowe was good at singing or not - it wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. I agree Hugh Jackman was just wonderful but I kept thinking about him as wolverine. xx

  2. I am super excited to go and see this movie! It sounds amazing. Lovely review x

    1. Thank you! It is so good, I hope you like it x


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