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The Official LezGetReal Les Miserable Give Away

Opening on Christmas Day is the film adaptation of the musical Les Miserable. The movie stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Also in the movie are Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. It was directed by Tom Hooper, the director of The Kings Speech.

LezGetReal is happy to announce that we are hosting a contest give away to coincide with the movie’s release. All the entrants have to do is post a comment, preferably about your memories attached to the story of Les Mis by 25 December- just 4 days away, and the winner will be chosen randomly. (sorry, I forgot to include that originally)

The winner will get:

One (1) Winner will receive:

· $25 Fandango Gift Card

· T-Shirt

· Journal

· Soundtrack

The prizes will be provided by Universal Studios and have a total value of $55.

The official discription of Les Miserable goes:

Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs—including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”—Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.

Final note:

LGR staff and friends are, as always, ineligible for this contest.

The contest is now closed.  The winner is Adamas.

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9 Responses to The Official LezGetReal Les Miserable Give Away

  1. Holly

    December 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I have seen Les Miserables upwards of 40 times in cities across the USA, plus London last year. In every instance the musical takes me on a journey through all the major emotions, not an easy task. I love the musical and can’t wait to see the film, which I’m sure will be the best of all the previous film attempts.

  2. Willow

    December 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I read Les Mis when I was 12. I read the unabridged version in English. It struck me quite forcibly that this book was written not as a story, but rather as a political protest to the wrongful system that was in place in France at that time. Exploitation, hunger, the haves vs the have nots and that you could be branded for life and never get a job (because you were required to show your papers in every town) if you were caught stealing a loaf of bread to feed your family. The staged musical loses some of that impact, but I think that the cinema release is going to really capture the visuals not possible on stage.

    At the age of 24, I was living in Boston and the traveling Broadway version was coming to town with an excellent cast. I was fairly sure that my boyfriend was getting me tickets for my birthday, then I got a call from a good friend asking me what I was doing after work. She had tickets, front and center orchestra to Les Mis that night! We were so close that we could see Jean Valjean’s long, curly eyelashes. The cast was amazing. I swore her to secrecy about seeing it and was thrilled to see it once again for my birthday from less exciting seats.

    At the age of 30, I was living in Madrid with professional opera singers who loved musicals. One person would start singing something to themselves while doing things about the house, and then from another part of the house, another one would join in. Before you knew it, all of us would be acting and singing out the scene in the hallway before bursting into laughter and going about our day. Les Mis was one of our favorites.

  3. adamas

    December 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Never had a chance to see it, I’m afraid. Always wanted to but just never happened. I’m hoping to maybe get a few hours to myself and catch it, or at least grab the DVD when it’s released.

  4. Emmy

    December 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Les Miz has always been my grandmother’s favorite musical and she introduced me to it when I was really young. Then in high school I got to be in a production of it, which was really a dream come true. And now I am so excited about the film – some of my favorite actors are in it and it’s exciting to think about the musical preserved on film to revisit over and over again.

  5. Georgia

    December 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Ive never been able to see it live because im quite far from London but I Loveee Les Mis! Ive watched it mainly online with micheal ball and watched the 25th anniversary with Matt Lucas and was amazed. I cant wait for the film because I am also a huge fan of Helena Bonham carter and Anne .

  6. Kaycie

    December 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I only discovered Les Miserables about a year and a half ago.I saw the 25th Anniversary concert on tv. I was so amazed by everything about it. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of Les Miserables. I’ve read the novel, watched/listened to anything I can get my hands on, become a huge fan of Samantha Barks, and just become generally obsessed with this musical. This is the first film I’ve followed the progress of from it’s start, and I can’t wait to finally be able to see it.

  7. Mami2jcn

    December 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

    When I was in high school, I was a member of the French Honor Society and we all went to NYC to see Les Mis on Broadway. I remember how exciting it was to see a live Broadway show.

  8. Savanna

    December 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Les Misérables has had such a huge impact on my life. I first fell in love with the musical in 7th grade and went on to read and fall in love with the book as well. Les Mis is the reason I’m so passionate about musical theatre today, and it also is what inspired me to begin studying French — and I am now a French teacher! Crazy. Anyway, I would love to win this prize pack!

  9. Tonya

    December 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    My obsession with Les Miserables started when I was about 12-13 years old…why? Because growing up, I was obsessed with Debbie Gibson, who played Eponine on Broadway in 1992. Because of her being in Les Miz, I fell in LOVE with it – never knowing about it before (I’m a Michigan born and raised gal).

    My freshman year of high school, I entered a school sponsored talent show… I entered… walking out on the stage in full Eponine costume – dirty trench coat, dirty face, ragged hair…. acapella belting out “And now I’m all alone again nowhere to turn, no one to go to….” finishing that verse, and then the music started…. I was totally in character, and in the moment…

    My dream was to be in musical theater…

    Needless to say, Christmas Day, I WILL be the one singing along, annoying the hell out of anyone that might be joining me… to Les Miserables