2. Les Misérables 2012
I unfortunately have never seen the stage production of this. So all this was new to me. For a movie I thought everything worked except the singing voice of Russell Crowe. The songs worked great in a movie setting, but the way they were sung wouldn’t work in a stage production. The performance of I Dreamed A Dream had a lot of emotion for the close up in the film but would not translate to a stage.
We joked afterward that the set designer is probably pissed about how much work went into the sets only to have the director shoot everything from the waist up. Could have been perfect with another director
4 out of 5 fingers