When I first saw the musical “Les Miserables” in 1989, it instantly became my all-time favorite musical. It sparked my love for live musical theatre. When they announced that the film version would be coming out in 1992, I was very excited. Now, 20 years later, this has become a reality. I went into this film with high expectations and was not disappointed.
The film is a fairly close adaptation of the stage musical. The order of some of the songs has been changed, but after seeing the film, it was for the best. A few small scenes were added from the book to enhance the story, including a key factor that leads into the song “A Little Fall of Rain” and the character of Marius’ grandfather.