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The Greatest Showman


In the 1850s, P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) is enjoying great success with his Manhattan circus, but has to fight against prejudice and try not to cause his marriage to fail. A musical that turns Barnum’s display of ”freaks” into a statement supporting society’s outcasts where the high point comes in the shape of an anthem delivered by the bearded lady (Keala Settle) and the whole troupe. It is in the music numbers that the film comes alive. Splendidly realized, with an eager cast, but emotionally and dramatically inert and too obvious.

2017-U.S. 105 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Michael Gracey. Screenplay: Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon. Cinematography: Seamus McGarvey. Songs: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul (”The Greatest Show”, ”A Million Dreams”, ”This Is Me”, ”Come Alive”). Cast: Hugh Jackman (P.T. Barnum), Zac Efron (Phillip Carlyle), Michelle Williams (Charity Hallett-Barnum), Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Keala Settle.

Trivia: Co-executive produced by James Mangold.

Golden Globe: Best Original Song (”This Is Me”).



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