Thursday, 27 December 2012
Les Miserables 2012-review
While I wholeheartedly agree that both Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway gave the best performance of their careers and deserves all the attention they are getting right now,I would also like to mention how equally great is the supporting cast in this film.Starting with Samantha Barks as the tragic Eponine.I guess its the Broadway background that made her to nail all the subtle emotions with ease and not to forget her superb vocal abilities.My another favourite would be Aaron Tveit as the heroic Enjolras.I just adore this character and he really did a good job in portraying this character.He has really lots of intense scenes with other characters and he was brilliant in all of them especially at the climax of the film.Both the kids who plays the younger Cossete and Gavroche was at par with the adults when it comes to singing and the acting and will definitely make you shed tears(I did).Both Russel Crowe and Amanda Seyfried who plays Javert and Cossette respectively had been getting a lot negative attention for their singing based on the trailers but to be honest their singing was surprisingly good.Russell Crowe singing and portrayal of Javert gets better as the movie progresses and his both solos(especially one at the end) was brilliant.The adult Cossette is a underwritten character but Amanda Seyfried gives a convincing performance of the soft and demure girl.Her chemistry with Eddie Redmayne and Hugh Jackman was really good and unlike others,I loved her singing in the film.As for Eddie Redmayne performance as Marius, its a bags of mixed feelings.He was really good in most of the scenes especially his rendition of 'Empty Chairs and Empty Table' which was super emotional.However during some of his earlier scenes I felt his singing was a bit over the top.
In the end,Les Miserables is a beautiful adaptation of the beloved Broadway show packed with some of the strongest performance of the year and by far the best film technically wise.
Contenders for the following categories:
Best Actor-Hugh Jackman
Best Supporting Actor-Russell Crowe
Best Supporting Actor-Aaron Tveit
Best Supporting Actress-Anne Hatthaway
Best Supporting Actress-Samantha Barks
Best Original Score
Best Art Direction
Best Costume and Designs
Best Hair and Makeups