Les Miserables Mefite showing?
posted December 6, 2012 12:20 PM   RSS

Is there enough interest in the film Les Miserables among the Chicago Cabal to organize a group trip to the movie theater?
Here's the thing.

I am a musical theater geek, and, while I revere Sondheim and all the intellect and intricacies of his work above almost every other, I am still a complete sucker for Les Miserables. I have the original French concept album on cassette. I saw it in the West End with the original cast. Then I saw it on Broadway with that original cast. I already know that I'm going to love this movie. I made a big post about it on my tumblr. I am going to be FULL OF EMOTION, and there will be a close-to-100% chance of weeping occurring at several points during the film.

I need to go with people who UNDERSTAND.

For one reason or another, my usual movie-going friends don't understand. Whether it's just a movie-musicals-are-ridiculous bias, a purity-of-the-novel snobbishness, or a people-who-cry-at-movies-make-me-uncomfortable attitude, I don't have anyone to go with, and I'd rather not go alone.

Are any of you hankering to see this movie, unabashedly, unironically, and with full expectation of EMOTIONAL RESPONSES THAT MAY NOT BE ENTIRELY CONTROLLABLE?

Um... tell me I'm not alone, here?
posted by tzikeh to Proposed (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I've never seen or read it, so this seems like a good opportunity to start.
posted by Evilspork at 1:22 AM on December 7, 2012

I am 100% with you on this.
Are you planning on going to the opening on the 25th or after?
posted by Tchad at 4:20 PM on December 11, 2012

I was planning to go on the 25th, but if there are more people who would rather go another day, that would be fine.

Though it doesn't seem like many people are interested, alas.
posted by tzikeh at 10:20 AM on December 16, 2012

Proposed posts don't usually get much of a response. Name a day in a confirmed post and you'll get better results.
posted by Evilspork at 7:40 PM on December 16, 2012

I'm going to see this, but am contemplating taking a date to it.
posted by garlic at 9:52 PM on December 17, 2012

so, apparently I won't be taking a date to it, but I still want to see it. But the 25th's no good for me, maybe the 26th?
posted by garlic at 6:56 AM on December 21, 2012

I'm doing Misfit Meetup.com stuff the day of and day before Christmas, so the 26th would work for me also.

Again, you should at least make this post confirmed even if we don't have a date yet, it will get more attention.
posted by Evilspork at 10:12 PM on December 21, 2012

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