Recommended by Steven Laffoley-Edwards – Deputy Director (Stage & Events)

  • USA: 2012 / UK: 2013
  • Cert: 12A / 2 hours 38 minutes
  • Director: Tom Hooper

In keeping with my other recommendations today: why would anyone want to watch this film!

I find that when people say: “Oh you must see this film; it’s amazing!” I cringe.

(I could have just as easily included ‘The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey’ or ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ as my selection).

I find these films over long, and overly filled with film technique, and I rail against being told that I MUST enjoy them – I wish to make up my own mind and not be chastised for not following the herd.

I am not saying that ‘Les Miserables’ is a bad film, and I do recommend it to you if you have not seen it. What I ask is that you watch it and decide if you like it, because YOU like it.