“Les Miz” fans still have to wait a few days till the much-anticipated movie opening Christmas Day. But to whet your appetite, I can tell you that I think the film is (mostly) a big success, with an especially amazing performance from Anne Hathaway as Fantine. The one major exception to the strong showing, cast-wise:
I hate to even mention his name in such proximity to the lustrous Hathaway, whom I am sure will snag a best-actress Oscar nomination. Let’s just say it kind of rhymes with “bro.” As in, bro, what made you think you could pull off the role of Javert?
I saw a preview screening Tuesday, and I wrote a commentary about the musical’s adaptation from stage to screen that’s in our big cover-story package coming in Friday’s 7 section.
Plus: Here’s my colleague Rick Bentley’s movie review.