I was crying by the end of the first scene. Les Mis did not disappoint.
It wasn't 100% what I expected, but Les Mis is strong in all the right places. I was rapt throughout this film. Completely transported. OMG. Anne Hathaway was terrific. Hugh Jackman nailed it on Jean Valjean's song, Bring Him Home. I wept.
And Colm Wilkinson, who originated the role of Valjean on Broadway, plays the bishop in the new film. How great is that? IThe rawness of it, the realness, still gives me shivers just thinking about it. GO. Do not hesitate to see this amazing movie. The songs were recorded "live."
Here is Wilkinson, from 1987, singing Bring Him Home on the Tonight Show.