Let me be oneeeee moorrreeee person to say, "HELLS YES. IT WAS SO GOOD."
Cause it was.
ALL THE OSCARS!
Anne Hathaway's scene--if you've seen the movie, you know what I'm talking about--was out-of-this-world. I actually leaned over to Steve and said, "If I were her parents I'd be sooooo proud. Like, THAT IS OUR DAUGHTER." Seriously, can you even imagine? And did you really appreciate that there was one take for her hair-cutting scene to get the music right? I mean, her hair was really being cut off and she was singing at the same time so girlfriend had to bring it. Woah.
All of it--the set, the music, the camera work. It was just really well done. So, since everyone's Facebook status this week is OMG Les Mis was SO GOOD, I thought I'd throw a blog post into the pot cause why not?
Here's a little round-up of sorts? Dedicated to Les Mis? Mmmkay?
+ A little parenting dos-and-don'ts as illustrated by Les Mis. Take Fantine for example. Kids require sacrifice. Would you sell your hair and teeth for your kid? No? What kind of parent are you? Obviously a bad one. Try again.
+ This reaction to seeing the movie. It is so funny and heart wrenching all at the same time. That man and woman. Gosh they are cute. A little intense but I wanna hug 'em and chat about the movie all at the same time. And their son laughing at them? It's just good.
+ Back to Anne Hathaway's parents. Did you know that her Mom played Fantine too??? Now, that's just some good full-circle stuff right there.
+ When Steve talks about the book, he's talked about how on every page there is some quote by Victor Hugo that is just breathtaking. So! Let's dive in!
"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."
"Not being heard is no reason for silence."
"To love another person is to see the face of God."
"Those who do not weep, do not see."
Yeah, Victor Hugo knew how to write.
+ And finally, Steve is not just a pretty face. No! The man can sing! Here's a remake to "Bring Him Home" done for a friend at a goodbye party. Rewritten by a friend for the friend. Bad videography by me (bouncing a 9-ish month Parker on my hip at the time) but nevertheless, I think Steve's singing makes up for it. What is a blog for if not to boast about your loved ones from time to time?!
I hereby close my round-up of all things Les Mis. Anything to add?! Did you see it? Love it? Hate it? DON'T EVEN.
P.S. I came back to say that I thought Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter were sooooo good too. Master of the House scene was awesome. So quirky, so fun, so strange. But, really, I could have a million P.S.'s because everyone was good, so I should just stop.