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KING Of All Schmoes
|Directed by:||Tom Hooper|
|Written by:||William Nicholson|
|Cast:||Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne|
Before I say anything further, allow me to admit something: Musicals are my least-favorite genre. That's not to say I've never seen a musical that I thoroughly enjoyed. In fact, there have been a handful, including classics like MY FAIR LADY and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, and contemporary musicals like Rob Marshall's CHICAGO and Tim Burton's SWEENEY TODD. With that said, unless there's a great story or a great ensemble cast behind it, I try to avoid watching musicals, as they are not exactly my cup of tea. I saw LES MISERABLES for its compelling story, adapted from the classic novel by Victor Hugo, and its terrific ensemble cast, and I’m happy to report that I can add this film to my short list of musicals that I thoroughly enjoyed...[more]...