Monday, April 30, 2012

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Les Misérables

With the famed musical version of "Les Misérables" set for its highly anticipated release this year, I thought I should familiarize myself with the story. After attempting to read the book (I just couldn't get through the whole thing), I decided to check out an earlier non-musical film version. This 1998 version definitely lives up to the legacy of the Victor Hugo novel, as it is well-written and brought to life by a fine cast. Liam Neeson is the stand-out, fully embodying the heavy-burdened Jean Valjean in the lead role. Knowing the talent involved in the upcoming musical, I'm sure we will be in for a treat. In the mean time, I can definitely recommend this film if you need your "Les Miz" fix.


  1. Le Miz is one of those plays I have yet to see but desperately wish to. I didn't even know about this version but I might give it a watch before the new one comes out. I could see this working just as well as a non-musical version, given how sad the story is.

  2. I'm dying to see the musical as well. I'm so jealous of people who got the opportunity to see it. The story is so strong that I think the upcoming film will be really great.