There were a few actors that surprised me with their singing abilities ; Actors such as Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried . The way they hit those high notes were beautiful and spellbinding. However, I was not surprised with Hugh Jackman vocals because he is a stage actor as well. The other minor cast members such as the actors who played Marias, Eponine, young Cossetted and Gavroche were outstanding performers. I felt every emotion that they sung.
Everyone deserves a round of applause for a great performance both those behind and in front of the camera that brought such a masterpiece together. I recommend this movie to those who enjoy watching great musical classics , riveting performances , and stories of victory and love. I also recommend that you see the play as well, if you enjoyed the movie. I was fortunate enough to see the live play twice in my life. Strictly the English version.
My favorite songs from the movie and musical have always been " do you hear the people sing", "castle on a cloud, and "on my own" . I also recommend you to get the cd you won't regret it. Maybe you'll sing a few notes or two.