Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Les Miserables

Left Brain is safely back and all stuffed up with a headcold.  It seems any time we share space with the kids one of us gets sick.  Maybe this is what led to those 55 and older housing developments.  It's a way to quarantine ourselves from all those young germs.

Since pickleball or anything physical didn't appeal to him at this time we opted to go see a movie.  We like to pick the one nearest lunch time and call it a popcorn lunch.

So it was off to see Les Miserables.  I don't generally like musicals where the entire script is sung, but I have to say this was delightful.

It brought up the issues of the very wealthy having all the power and the many poor who have no rights and are starving to scrape by.  The antagonist in the story was imprisoned for having stolen a mouthful of bread for his sister's child to prevent the child from starving.  Twenty years for this crime with hard labor and chained like a dog.

Despite the abject poverty and harshness of life the people experience all the ranges of life; caring for a child, falling in love, preparing a revolution, maintaining ones honor as well as the evil that has overtaken others.

It takes a lot to make me cry but I was not able to hold back during this film.  In my mind this has the capability of becoming one of the great films of all time.  There are so many wonderful films out right now - make sure you don't miss this.  It's best seen on the big screen.

Long Live the Queen



  1. i think i was one of the few that didn't care for this on the stage. natureman wants to see it and i think we will go on a matinee special.

  2. This is one that I did not get to see. Years ago, we used to go to movies and plays a lot, then I fell out of love with them. Now, I'm apt to watch them when they finally make it on TV. I think I just like the comfort of curling up on my own sofa best. But I have to admit, this one would make me cry too. You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.