Saturday, January 12, 2013

Les Miserables, Night Two

So I dragged the Man and Mom to see Les Miserables tonight.

I had to see it again.

I loved it just as much tonight. And I cried just as much as last night.

What a truly marvelous story.

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"Mom, did you like it?" I asked, as we walked through the theatre lobby.

"I couldn't really hear what they were singing," she admitted, sounding a little sheepish.


"So, Mr. Man, did you love it? Did you love the movie?" I asked, as we walked to the car.

"Mmmm," he mumbled, dodging rain drops and not meeting my eye.

Huh.

I'm not sensing the level of love that I have for this movie.

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I waited until we were driving home.

"So, Mr. Man, did you love it? Wasn't it a great movie?" I asked again, hoping for a more enthusiastic response.

"Mmm, well, there was a lot of singing," he answered.

What?

Of course there was. It's a musical, for Pete's sake.

And I told him it was mostly music and singing. In the interest of full disclosure and all that.

"I couldn't really hear what they were singing either, " he added.

That's it. I'm not taking him to see it again.

I'll take K. She'll love it. I'm sure of it.


3 comments:

  1. You tried. But, really you should have taken K to see it. I can't wait to see it again. Going with P at some point. He really wants to see it!

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  2. I loved it as much as you and your sister - and I feel your disappointment for those not loving it as much as yourself. Mike and I love it equally -we have seen it in London and Broadway (Hartford) and the movie did not disappoint. It tied up some loose ends that I have always had when I have seen it in the theatre. I have been waiting for someone else to want to see it - but I may just have to go by myself - the music is amazing. I would highly recommend the anniversary show with all the old/original casts....I saw it the middle of last year on PBS, I think.
    Want to let you know I love reading your blog....you have become quite the writer.
    Liz

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  3. @ Liz - I'm so glad you read my blog and thanks so much for the kind words! i always wonder if anyone's reading what i write. And about Les Mis? I'll go see it with you!

    I would love to see it on stage....mmmm...someday....

    @ Christine - I really just wanted to see it again and used the Man and Mom as the excuse to go! K and I are going next week!

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