I’m dyin’ here
Gawd. I almost didn’t make it through this Les Miserables review I was laughing so hard.
But let’s talk about the “big” musical numbers. You don’t need to buy the soundtrack. I’ll sum up every song in the movie. Here you go: “I’m so lonely, I’m so alone, look at me my life is hard, I’m alone, I’m on my own, there’s this empty chair here, it’s empty because I’m alone, I’m lonely, all this bad stuff has happened to me because of my inexcusably stupid life choices, I’m alone, I feel so alone, on my own, on my own, on my own, did I mention I’m on my oooooowwwwwn?”
I like musicals. But I have no patience for the lovelorn bohemian stories. Only thing that kept me watching Moulin Rouge was the sheer riot of visual spectacle. Not gonna be seeing this version or any of Les Miserables. As the man notes: just because something is old doesn’t make it a classic. Malaria is old. Not classic.
I’m with the OAM on this (and he’s seen a version of the real thing). All I need to see of Les Miserables is the Animaniacs spot.