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Les Miserables review for Orisi's blah blah

I have written a guest review of the new Les Miserables film for Orisi's Blah Blah. Please go and have a read, and spend time among her posts - her blog is awesome!


Here's a quick snippet:

Onto my next moan then... let's talk about instalove. The dreaded instalove, of the kind favoured by young adult novelists with aspirations of Twilight. We find that young people just need a smile from afar to fall hopelessly, heedlessly in absolute I'll-die-without-them LOVE. And here within lies the roles of Marius and Cossette, two of the drippiest, most inconsequential, infuriating characters ever to grace your eyeballs. (The book portrays them a bit better, but this film had me choking on my popcorn). One day, Marius sees a girl smile at him and announces he is in love. If he doesn't find out who she is he might just stop being, goldarnit! Someone find out where she lives!!! Blah blah blah they falsetto at each other in the longest gazing sequence you will ever encounter. Romeo and Juliet "seeing her through the crowd" genius this is not.

But please read the full post at Orisi's Blah Blah. I speak about the distinct waste of potential in the lead roles, the stunning visuals, Anne Hathaway's ability to move me and, of course, give an ultimate verdict!

I hope you enjoy it :)

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