Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole.
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But Jean Valjean does seek to do the right thing and to care for others, even though it might cost him his freedom.
And Marius and his cohorts are motivated by passion and dedication to an ideal, even if things don't go the way they planned.
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Because it's a musical, the violence is more play-like than realistic, and there's not much blood or gore (though one post-battle scene does show a stream of blood running down the cobblestone pavement), but it feels much grittier than the stage production.
There are also some nasty beatings and a bone-crunching suicide leap.
Expect some bawdy lyrics/references (with a sprinkling of curse words, including one "s--t"), a very sad scene in which an unwilling prostitute "entertains" a client, plenty of cleavage, some blood, and a few very sad deaths (including one suicide).
But ultimately, The story's ultimate take-away is about the redemptive power of faith and love -- of God and/or of another person.
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