Les Misérables is a major feat for cinema. The actors in the movie were actually singing live. Instead of singing first and rerecording after. Making the movie feel more authentic. If you’re not used to musicals, then this will be a difficult movie to sit through. The movie is 2 hours and 40 minutes and they sing all the way through. Taking 1 or 2 minute breaks in between. For those who don’t know, Les Misérables is based on a 1980 stage musical which in turn is based on an 1862 story by Victor Hugo. The music can’t be beat and the performances are top-notch. The only problem is Russell Crowe. A brilliant actor who was terribly miscast. He’s just not a classical singer. Other than that the movie is pretty much flawless. I guarantee you won’t be able to get some songs out of your head.