Did anyone here NOT cry when they saw Les Mes?

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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:50:58 PM
I swore I would not, but I cried my eyes out

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:15:21 PM
I cried, but I am convinced that it was because Jean (Hugh) and Javert (Russell) ever had a woman in their lives and I would have gladly volunteered.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:31:39 PM
I didn't. Really liked the movie, but no, it did not move me to tears.



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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:33:20 PM
i thought it was very good - but it didn't move me to tears either.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:38:04 PM
I didn't cry. I've heard the music so many times it doesn't affect me like that.

It was good, and sad of course, but no crying here. I'm not a crier.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:41:46 PM
I didn't. But I'm a freak of nature and have never cried at a movie. Almost everyone in the theater was crying.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:42:43 PM
I'm going to see it tomorrow! I think I will cry. I am a crier

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:44:08 PM
I loved the movie but didnt cry.

I'm not even sure what part people were crying over?

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:48:43 PM

I'm not even sure what part people were crying over?

I cried at 3 death scenes. Maybe more. I lost count!


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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:56:20 PM
I always. Ry at the end. But the movie only brought a few tears for me because their singing wasnt nearly as beautiful as the play.

I just killed me when Fantine and Eponine came to take Jean Val Jean. The soprano (Fantine) with the alto (Eponine) just cut me to the core. In the movie, Anne Hathaway sang most of it and I didnt like her voice.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:03:13 PM
I didn't cry! I usually don't cry in movies especially if I am in public. There were moments that were sad but I felt bad that I didn't get as emotional as others in my family did. I kept thinking maybe I missed something.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:05:50 PM

I'm not even sure what part people were crying over?


1. When Anne Hathaway sang "I Dreamed a Dream". Big tears and a runny nose for that scene.

2. When Eponine died. Not quite the ugly cry like when Anne sang but the tears rolled.

3. The little bugger, Gavroche gets shot and it is hard seeing a little boy shot down like that. More tears

4. I know there were more but the final cry was Jean Valjean dying.

I went through a few napkins.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:12:56 PM
No tears from me, but I don't cry on movies, though I can see how the film could bring people to tears. Books move me to tears sometimes.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:16:56 PM
Oh, yea tears were shed. But the man who sat next to my dd, could not even stand up after the movie, he just sat there and sobbed!! Big heaving sobs.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:24:48 PM
I saw it with my family ages 14 to 70, male and female, all crying by the end! As well as the strangers in our row in the sold out theater. And we had all seen it on Broadway years go so not like the ending was a surprise!


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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:32:41 PM
I didn't, either... I did when we saw it on stage, but something about the movie just didn't do it for me in the same way.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:56:01 PM
I cried. I have had the soundtrack for 22 years and still was moved. My friend who has never sat through a movie with me without a potty break made it the whole film without a trip to the ladies room. I teased her that it was because she cried all the liquid out in tears.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 9:42:06 PM
Not one tear shed. I do get emotional with some movies; I remember when I first saw Brian's Song - THAT was a tear jerker. But Les Mis, no.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 9:53:40 PM
I'm a cryer, but I didn't cry as much as I thought I would. Just a few tears during I Dreamed a Dream and then a few more when Marius had survivor's guilt.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 9:56:47 PM
I didn't cry, and i cry at everything! I just couldnt get into it.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:05:24 PM
oh, yes...many tears..my DH cried too.

Even though we know the story and the music, it was very moving.

I really liked being up close in the film. Camera shots were amazing.

I hope it gets some (more) accolades at the Academy Awards.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:11:07 PM
I didn't. I have never liked musicals but knew I kind of had to see this one. I even expected to cry, but I just couldn't get emotionally invested with the singing.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:22:22 PM
I did and I've seen the play three times. I took my eighty year-old father, and I think seeing him cry did me in a bit. I'm not a big crier at movies. I remember when Titanic came out and many people in the theater were crying. For some stupid reason I got the giggles and got a few glares.

But Les Miserables has been a story that has been part of my life for a very long time. I read the book twice (once unabridged and once the abridged version), I've seen the play three times, and even have the movie that came out a few years ago. I first read the book when I was a sophomore in high school and it stuck with me. Such an amazing story of humanity and how one person CAN make a difference.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:27:01 PM
Strange. Like others, I've seen the play many times as it is my all time favorite. I've never gotten that emotional during the play. The movie? I'm thinking it was because we got to see up close and personal the anguish on the faces etc. I was not terribly impressed with Russell Crow, but when his character laid his medal on Gavroche, I thought the big ugly was coming!


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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:50:15 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2013 11:06:27 PM
I did not. I loved the play, I liked the movie a lot, but in general, I am just not a cryer - or maybe I have no soul.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 12:06:47 AM
I'm not a crier in general. If I was, I think I would have cried during this movie.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 12:08:04 AM
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Posted: 1/27/2013 12:33:30 AM
I cried when I saw it on stage but not when I saw the movie. Maybe I was too familiar with the story by the time the movie came out.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:37:17 AM
I thought I might cry but I did not shed a single tear!

ETA: I almost cried in Lincoln. A man in the theatre was just sobbing and for some reason that made me a little tearful.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 4:36:34 AM
Me ... But I am another freak of nature because I've never cried at a movie ... On the other hand I'm British and we tend not to show emotion as openly - I didn't notice anyone crying - I'm sure there were some but not enough to stand out ...

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:24:49 AM
I did not. As much as I like Anne, she just did not move me in the role of Fontine. Hugh Jackman and Russell Crow were amazing. The child actors were amazing. The music of Les Mis has moved me to tears before, but not the movie when I saw it last Saturday.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:35:50 AM
I do cry at some movies, but I did not at Les Mis. However, I definitely thought it was extremely moving and I was very emotional, I just didn't cry. I'm not sure why, really. I'm pretty sure I have a soul!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:30:34 AM
I cannot make it through a stage performance without crying my eyes out in several spots however no tears were shed during the movie. I think Anne Hathaway's singing and overacting were key contributors as to why that did not happen.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:00:57 AM
I booed. DH booed. The teenage boys in front of us booed!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:36:23 AM
Wow, I am shocked at how many people didn't cry! I was not familiar with the story at all, and I was moved to tears. I felt like I cried through the whole movie. But I will admit I do cry pretty easily.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:14:47 PM
Teared up.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:23:59 PM
I didn't want to cry but when Marius sang about the empty tables and chairs I started, then when Jean was dying also.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:40:06 PM
I cry very easily, but did not cry at the movie. Didn't even come close.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:02:05 PM
I cried a few times the first time I saw it.

Then this:


1. When Anne Hathaway sang "I Dreamed a Dream". Big tears and a runny nose for that scene.

2. When Eponine died. Not quite the ugly cry like when Anne sang but the tears rolled.

3. The little bugger, Gavroche gets shot and it is hard seeing a little boy shot down like that. More tears

4. I know there were more but the final cry was Jean Valjean dying.

When I took my yougest DS to see it, I cried more than the first time. He even teared up and he wasn't looking forward to seeing the movie. He went to see it for a cultural project for his english class and ended up loving the movie. I would see it again, too!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:02:06 PM
At the play? Yes. At the movie? No.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:06:55 PM
Me. I'm not a big crier when I see movies or read books.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:47:12 PM
I cried at the end. I thought I might cry during "I Dream a Dream" but I had heard Anne's version too many times before I saw the movie so I didn't get emotional. I started to get misty during "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" because it made me think of Sandy Hook Elementary School and I'm still dealing with my feelings about that. But at the end when Fantine takes Jean to "heaven" and everyone is there. That got me going.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 4:27:41 PM
Didn't cry. Thought the music was terrible and ruined what could have been a good movie. Couldn't get past how bad the music was.

ETA: 7 people walked out of the theater during the movie, I'm assuming, from boredom and 4 got kicked out for doing the dirty in the back row. I teased my dh that by the end of the movie, we would be the only ones left in the theater.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 5:02:30 PM
Usually I'm a sappy crier but I didn't cry at this movie at all. However, I was trying hard to understand the words in the songs to be able to follow the story.

There were times when I felt incredibly sad for what was going on in the movie but I was so intent on keeping up that I couldn't cry. Now that I know the story the next I watch it (and there will be a next time for sure) I'l probably cry.

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