January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 47, so I decided to watch 48 (47+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month. I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me. Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that were spoiler free before reading on…
Hope you enjoy!
This is film #19 of the 48.
Initial Viewing Memories – Saw this film on the morning of the Oscars in 2017 and was so enthralled with it because the story and music work so well together in creating such a great emotional experience and have loved rewatching it because it is done so well.
“Comfort, the enemy of progress.” – P.T. Barnum
Number of Times Seen – 6 (4 Mar 2018, 2 May 2018, 16 Oct 2018, 7 Jul 2019, 16 Dec 2019 and 12 Jan 2021)
Brief Synopsis – An entrepreneur who is poor, yet has a brilliant mind, tries to create a place that will make both children and adults always happy.
My Take on it – Amazing film that is so poignant in its message, yet is also able to keep things so entertaining throughout. Hugh Jackman is superb in the title role and once again show how talented an actor he can be since he is such an amazing performer no matter the genre. The songs of this film are quite inspirational and help keep the message so powerful throughout. The characters are developed quiet well and we get a clear idea as to how each of them seeks acceptance by others despite their differences. The film’s message about accepting others who are different resonates throughout and helps make things so enjoyable to watch. The story has only a few elements that are connected to realty of the the life of PT Barnum, but they still find a way to give us something so entertaining from start to finish. The soundtrack is one that I can listen to so often and it stays quite poignant and powerful every time. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Hugh Jackman and director Michael Gracey met on a commercial shoot. Jackman told Gracey he wanted to make a film with him, and Gracey took it with a grain of salt – every famous person he’d worked with had made similar noises. To his surprise, Jackman later sent him the script of The Greatest Showman. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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