I can't believe I didn't see it in the theaters. I can't believe I never saw it on Broadway all those years it was running. I am kicking myself.
After I watched the movie, I took another hour to watch the extras - to learn more about the story and making of the film. And then I downloaded the book. And I'm ready to purchase the soundtrack. (I'm a little obsessed.)
I knew it would be good. And I knew I would like it. But I was surprised how strongly I would feel about it. How quickly I would fall in love with these characters. Or how much I would identify with them.
I've loved Anne Hathaway for years - ever since I saw her in Ella Enchanted. As Fantine, I was captivated by her. I cringed when they cut off her hair. And winced when they yanked out her tooth. And when she sang, "I dreamed a dream" - I was sobbing like a baby. Sobbing.
The entire cast was amazing. But one my absolute favorite characters? Gavroche.
I am just so impressed by this kid.
And it's sparked a new curiosity to learn more about the French Revolution.
Today I'll have another lazy day. I have a ton of laundry to wash, fold and put away. And I'm thinking LesMiserables would be a great movie to watch while doing my chores.
What's your favorite movie to watch on a lazy Sunday?
Are you a Les Mis fan? What do you love about it?