Les Miserables

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PG-13 (for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements)
Running time:
157 minutes

The motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France,the film tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Release date:
December 25, 2012
Quick review:
"The King’s Speech’s" Tom Hooper marshals a big cast and big digital effects to bring the big Broadway musical based on Victor Hugo’s big book to the big screen. It’s rousing, it’s roiling, it’s revolutionary (as in post-French Revolution), with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway leading a pack of mighty-tonsiled stars.