"Les Misérables," starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, is a musical and visual feast – but not for the whole family.
The must-see holiday movie of the year arrives Christmas Day as Les Misérables, starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, opens nationwide. The movie adaptation of the world’s longest-running musical features Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper’s innovation of actors singing live, taping their singing parts while filming rather than lip-synching and their songs being added in post-production. The result is best captured when Anne Hathaway, as the desperate single mother Fantine, sings “I Dreamed A Dream” and the audience sobs with her as she despairs over her life as a prostitute. Hooper honors the source material from Victor Hugo’s story while providing a visual feast, from the opening scene where you brace yourself to be splashed with …
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- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Saturday, May 21, 2011
1. Dress in your best Hollywood glam outfit and attend the Evening With the Stars Gala, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The event will take place tonight at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne reception. The night, with a Hollywood glamour theme, will include dinner catered by Fred's Southern Gourmet of Plant City, jazz music by the jazz band from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, a silent auction and casino games. Tickets are $100. Call Dean Snyder at 813-752-0346. 2. Newsome and Riverview high schools will present the school edition of "Les Miserables" May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview. Tickets are $10. For information, call 813-671-5011, …