I know I talk about a lot of movies but I can honestly say, The Greatest Showman is my FAVORITE movie of 2017. If you love musicals, circus’s, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, love stories, rooting for the underdog and amazing performances you don’t want to miss this. Inspired by P.T. Barnum’s real-life experiences while creating Barnum Circus, you’ll be blown away by the struggles and obstacles he overcame.
I’ll be honest, I never thought of Hugh Jackman (P.T. Barnum) of a musical man. I know him from his action roles on X-Men so when I saw him step on the big screen, singing and dancing, I was like is that? who’s that? That’s Hugh Jackman! Oh my gosh that man can sing! And dance! Wow!!! And he cleans up nicely. 🙂 Within the first 5 minutes of the movie I was hooked.
The Greatest Showman is about the birth of showbiz inspired by P.T. Barnum. And what an inspiration he was! The casts takes this story and draws you in, you feel like you’re right there with them. The emotions, the suspense, the heartache, you feel it all. I can’t even put my finger on my favorite part of the story because I loved it all and never wanted it to end.
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler) and Zac Efron (Phillip Carlyle)have the most amazing chemistry onscreen. Anne and Phillip’s love is forbidden, outside the walls of the circus, but you can’t help but hoping they’ll get together. You want them to break free of societies hangups and just be together because you can see they are meant for each other!
P.T. Barnum romanticises the heck out of starting a business. Especially creating one in a space where there has never been one before. He makes it look easy, even during the hard times his wife, Charity Barnum (Michelle Williams), stands by him. Their love is something everyone strives for. They accept each other, root for each other and Charity encourages P.T. to take the risks that lead him to greatness.
I could go on and on about how much I love and enjoy this movie but the point is to get you up and away from this computer to go see it! And you should. This is the type of movie where you want to rush out and buy the soundtrack so you can relive all those magical moments while driving around town in the car.