The Greatest Showman
Hugh Jackman, Zac Ephron and Michelle Williams star in this new story of the real P.T. Barnum in this LA LA Land type of musical. This movie is going to be this years LA LA Land, as it has the same feel, and made by many of the same people. This is very good by any measure, and will be enjoyed by many.
Great music, and solid production numbers, and some by any account, are simply breathtaking. This story moves along nicely, has something to say, says it, and finishes up. This is only about 1 hour 45 and that is plenty. This is not a "total" musical like Les Mis, but is more like the more modern LA LA Land.
Jackman is great, and I have yet to see a movie where Williams isn't brilliant. She is quietly become Hollywood's best actress. I love her in this.
The Greatest Showman. Quite good, and good for the whole family.
You know, you kind of have to like this flick, even if it's full of guilty pleasure laughs, and some juvenile humor. This does grow a heart and is not exactly what you think it will be. This stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close and a bunch of others in a story where two 40 somethings go looking for their biological father.
This is crass, crude and silly at times, but in the end, there is a story here and, twists and turns you won't see coming. Yes, this sells out at times for some stupid laughs, but overall this is far better than its packaging. Is this going to win an Oscar? Well no, but this is generally OK for most to see, and will be a nice getaway when you need to get out of the house and laugh over Christmas.
Father Figures. Better than you may think.