Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks. 157 min. Rated PG-13. UK. Musical/Drama.
If I were to be left alone on an island, "Les Misérables " would've been my book of choice. After all, it's the greatest story ever told, so the movie had already won points before it even started. But the film musical improves upon the Broadway show, as a theater play falls short at portraying the story's epic scenes - and who would pass the opportunity of watching Hollywood stars (yes, even Russell Crowe) sing those heartbreaking songs? The movie goes on a tad too long; some songs could've been cut out. Expecting an Oscar nomination (or even win) for Hathaway.