#FilmReview The Greatest Showman #Musical

Film Review

The Greatest Showman – 5*

The Greatest SHowman

What better way to kick off my New Year’s Eve than with a trip to the cinema. As soon as I spotted the trailer for The Greatest Showman, I knew it was a movie I needed to see. I love the theatre, I love musicals, and yep, I’m rather fond of Hugh Jackman too!

It kicks off with a fabulous show-stopping number before transporting you back in time to the life of a young P.T. Barnum. We follow him as he dreams of a better life, gets the girl of his dreams, and becomes the founder of show business in its unique form.

I didn’t read any of the ‘professional’ reviews for this film because nine times out of ten they disapprove of the cast, lighting, humour, and everything that makes a movie work. I go with my gut when watching a film and when it makes my foot tap, and the hairs on my arm stand on end then I know I’m enjoying myself.

The first thing I wanted to do after exiting the cinema was download the soundtrack – it’s brilliant! It was the hardest thing to stop myself from clapping and cheering after every song and dance scene. If they bring this back to the West End, I would be SO happy.

If you’re looking for a film to make you feel good, fill you with joy, and that’s perfect for all the family then I highly recommend The Greatest Showman.

Casting is perfect, and the Hugh Jackman/Zac Efron team works wonderfully. Rebecca Ferguson’s voice is stunning. Zendaya (from Disney’s Shake it Up), Michelle Williams (Dawson Creek), and Keala Settle were outstanding.

Was there anything I didn’t like? Only that it had to end. I’ll definitely be going back to see it again.

Film Blurb:

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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  1. This sounds like one of the great, old-fashioned musicals of times gone by. (No wonder today’s audiences aren’t as appreciative as they should be.) I think I may have to break down and watch a movie again. And yes, Hugh Jackman would be one of the reasons, but it also sounds like a fun show. Great review. 🙂

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  2. Yes Shelley, now we know that we both have loved this movie….:)….it’s a great musical and Hugh Jackman and the stellar cast made this movie memorable with a gorgeous soundtrack……:) ….. nice review..

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