The Gift to Myself the Day After Christmas

 Now that we’ve made the last stop on our Christmas Tour 2012 (details to come), I get to do what I have been looking forward to for a long time. I get to see Les Miserables, the movie!  It opened yesterday. As you may already know from my list of 50 Things to Do Before my 50th Birthday, I absolutely love this show. I was happy to learn they were making it into a movie but didn’t hold out much hope that it would be actually good since I didn’t know that any of the lead roles would be played by actors who could sing. Javert played by Russell Crowe? Ann Hathaway as Fantine? Jan Valjean played by Wolverine? I mean Hugh Jackman.

Then I saw an interview on 60 Minutes with Hugh Jackman and I started to read all the press and even saw a couple of trailers, and I began to think this could be good. It seems I am not the only one who thinks it may be good. A lot of the reviews are really favorable too. So, I am now looking forward to seeing it really soon. Maybe even tonight, if I can get my teen girls to stay home long enough to babysit their little brother. My husband, who does not enjoy musicals, is less enthusiastic, but has agreed to come along. I know he’s looking forward to it too, because this was his Facebook status this morning:

Juan's Facebook Status

On second thought, maybe he’ll stay home with Diego, and I’ll take my teen girls with me instead.

What about you, do you like musicals? Will you be seeing Les Miserables?

 

4 Responses to The Gift to Myself the Day After Christmas
  1. mindy
    December 26, 2012 | 10:41 am

    I dreamed a dream in times gone by
    When hope was high
    And life worth living….

    My best friend is arriving from Pittsburgh in two days, and she has already asked me to join her to watch this movie. I will dream a dream that the movie goes by quickly, and hope that the movie is not only worth living for but worth $15.

    Give us a review.

    • lifewellblended
      December 27, 2012 | 8:07 am

      I am going to give it a review just as soon as I see it. I didn’t get it in my day yesterday since it was sold out at the time I wanted to see it. Today, for sure!!

      How could you not like it Mindy? Did you see the play?

  2. JDaniel4's Mom
    December 26, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    I love the musical as a play. I bet it will be worth seeing on film.

    • lifewellblended
      December 27, 2012 | 8:05 am

      I am hearing mixed reviews from friends, but I am not going to let that deter me. I still want tot see it.

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