I was on my own last night, so I went to see Les Miserable. Karen and I had seen the stage production on several occasions and the film that came out in the 1990s. There is no comparison from what I have experienced last night. This film captures the essence of Victor Hugo's novel and the struggles of life; how justice without mercy is dead.
This movie is deeply Christian (and Catholic) and cannot be completely understood without looking at it from that perspective. One that many Christians may struggle to understand.
For the first time in many years I may watch the Oscars; to see if a truly beautiful film can still win.
Go see this movie.