Les Miserables

Traditions.

Every family has them and it always interests me to see what other people do, especially around the holiday season. Our Christmas tradition for the last several years has been to go to the casino on Christmas Eve (you’d be surprised how many other crazy people do the same thing) and stuff our faces at the buffet and then lose all our money. Good times! Then we come home and religiously track Santa on Norad until he passes over our house (when we instantly pretend to be asleep) and then we each get to open one present.

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On Christmas morning, we aren’t too crazy. Of course when I was little I would get up crazy early and bug my mom until she was up, but now we’re both pretty content with sleeping in. I was up first this year which is actually very rare. We make some hot cocoa and coffee and then open presents with our Yule log playing on the television.

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And then we have to go see a movie.

This year we saw Les Miserables after months of anticipation.

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And man, oh man, that was probably the best part of all of Christmas.

Guys seriously, this movie is really good! If you like musicals and you haven’t already seen this movie than I have no idea what they heck you’re waiting for! It lived up to all the hype and high expectations.

I’ll admit that I had no idea what the story even was before I saw it besides the fact that it had something to do with the French Revolution and somebody sings “I Dreamed A Dream.”

But I think if you have seen the musical at the theater before, you will surely not be disappointed. And I think the film brings so much more drama than could ever be conveyed on a stage. The cinematography is phenomenal as you are right in the faces of the each character during their arias. Anne Hathaway’s performance of “I Dreamed A Dream” will blow you away. As well as several other powerful scenes throughout the movie that made me tear up.

The ending was also astounding. I could not have been more happier with how they ended it and I truly had goosebumps all the way into the credits.

I know this isn’t much of a detailed review, but there honestly isn’t much more that I can say about it other than it was fantastic! I highly, highly recommend it and can’t wait until I can see it again!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was good to you all. Have the happiest of New Years as well!

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