Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

This Musical isna[euro][TM]t Miserable

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

This Musical isna[euro][TM]t Miserable

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Les Miserables

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter

Director: Tom Hooper

Rated: PG

Reviewer: Megan Mackander

Verdict:

WITH every note belted out, every drop of sweat brushed from the brow and every tear rolling down the cheek, the entire film cast of Les Miserables gives a heartfelt and epic performance.

This film stands out from the crowd as an impressive screen adaptation of the smash-hit musical based on the book by Victor Hugo.

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France during the rebellion, Les Miserables tells an enthralling tale of love, idealism, sacrifice and the human spirit.

Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, sentenced to slave labour for nearly 20 years for stealing a loaf of bread.

The convict known as 24601 escapes and makes a respectable life for himself as a small-town mayor, but he canat rest.

After he breaks parole, he is hunted for decades by relentless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe). …

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