Friday Fishbird Flicks : “The Greatest Showman”


Welcome to Friday Fishbird Flicks 📽 – wherein I watch a movie that everyone has already seen, and talk very briefly about it so we can get on with other things 🤩

This evening I watched “The Greatest Showman” – the 2017 movie starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Keala Settle and Michelle Williams. What a great show!! 😃 I really enjoyed it! 😊 8.5 Fishbirds out of 10.

I actually saw Hugh Jackman in his ‘Broadway To Oz’ concert in 2015 when he did a song or two from “The Greatest Showman” movie that I assume he was in the middle of filming at the time. Of course I was yelling politely (in my head) – “Shut up and sing ‘Les Miserables!’” at the time. But if Hugh was in my living room right now, I would happily pop some corn for myself and Deb & clap along with his live soundtrack, now that I’ve got some context. 😁

7 minutes in to the film, I was like, no YOU’RE crying! 51 minutes in … no YOU’RE crying! 57 minutes … no YOU’RE STILL crying! 1:17:30, no YOU’RE gasping in alarm! 1:18:10 … I love you elephants! 1:24:08 … crying again; 1:26:08 CHEERING!; 1:30:16 … whoops, crying again; 1:33 elephants are back!! 😍

I thought the choreography was fantastic and really added to the film – usually I barely notice it, so well done cast!

My only note, was wondering why the bearded lady shaved her armpits?? That seriously sent me down a women’s shaving history rabbit hole on the internet, to check social timeframes & I had to pause the film.

Anyway, I paired the movie with a few glasses of La Boheme Act Three Yarra Valley Pinot Gris & had a great time joining the circus.

Of course, at the end of the movie I jumped on YouTube and had a ‘we did it, guys!’ cry watching this early-stages sing through with the fabulous Keala Settle 🙂

The Greatest Showman “This Is Me”

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