Sissy and I went to see "Les Miserables" tonight.
I have never seen it before. I kind of knew that it had something to do with the French Revolution. It just did not interest me. So when Sissy asked if I wanted to go see it with her, I was lukewarm about actually seeing it, but said I would go just to spend some time together.
As I sat in the theatre before the film began, I was thinking about Victor Hugo. And the other book he wrote, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Not exactly light fare.
Hmmm...this may not be the happy-go-lucky musical I am expecting. As a matter of fact, it might be a bit depressing. Uh-oh. Too late to back out now.
And I am so very glad I stayed in my seat.
I am totally enamored with this movie right now. I came home and immediately went to YouTube to listen to some of the soundtrack. And see some of the clips.
I. CANNOT. STOP. CRYING.
Redemption, forgiveness, love.....this movie has it all.
The actors and actresses did an unbelievable job, vocally.
I can find few words right now. Outstanding. Overwhelming. Heart-wrenching.
I included a clip from one of my favorite songs. Samantha Barks played Eponine just beautifully.