The Greatest Showman is a 2017 Musical that is starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson. It is directed by Michael Gracey (most known for Naruto and Ned Kelly).
A synopsis for this film reads: “Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum’s wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed for cheers and respectability showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?”
I would like to start of by saying that this film had a bit of everything and it was moving, upbeat, and romantic. I really can’t say enough good things about it. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya are all so talented. The acting, the original music, the singing, and the imagination are all fantastic. Well done to the cast, crew and Michael Gracey for putting together a phenomenally entertaining and captivating film. Don’t listen to the critics, go and see this movie. The soundtrack is so brilliant and original: my personal favourite songs are This Is Me, A Million Dreams, Never Enough, Rewrite The Stars, Greatest Show and From Now On. I couldn’t believe how well Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya sounded on their tracks. By the way, all the songs from the motion picture are now available to stream on Spotify.
The Greatest Showman is an uplifting, joyous experience that we all need, nowadays more than ever. The musical numbers are really impressive and the plot, while not historically accurate is heartfelt and engrossing. It is a film that can be enjoyed by anyone and a perfect watch for the whole family. And the greatest satisfaction is that you feel wonderful at the end! Within the film, an entertainment critic who describes Mr. Barnum’s offerings as “a circus of humbug” asks whether it bothers him that all he offers is fake. Barnum, referring to his customers, replies, “Do their smiles look fake?” No, they don’t – nor do the ones in the theater. And those smiles are reaffirmed through the round of applause that many audiences bestow upon the film at its conclusion.
This film deserves a rating of 10 out of 10 ! It is simply amazing !
The Greatest Showman is out in cinemas everywhere ! Here’s a preview of what you can expect:
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