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Old 27th November 2022, 08:23 PM
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The Greatest Showman (2017) ★★★

A sanitised account of P.T. Barnum's rise to fame and becoming a famous and influential entertainer, though a thoroughly entertaining one with excellent songs.

The film looks great, occasionally reminding me of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! due to the energetic camerawork and editing, the vibrant costumes and sets, and appropriate CGI.

Hugh Jackman is very good in the central role, ably supported by a good ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams and Zac Efron, but the real stars are Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose songs are more memorable than the film itself.
I must pick this up on Blu at some point. Same goes for La La land.
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