The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

DVD - 2018
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Hugh Jackman stars in this bold and original musical - inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum - celebrating the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.
Audience: PG
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, 20th Century Fox,, 2018
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA GREATEST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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gates2
Dec 12, 2018

Enjoyed the heck out of this. Most modern musicals I've seen are more light-heartedly tongue-in-cheek than not, and usually they need the audience to accept their soft bent on life to be able to deliver what's being presented. Greatest Showman is no different but it does have a ton of great well-written songs, performed superbly, and the dancing is so clever and enjoyable. Its social themes are spot on and meaningful, such as the incredible Les Mis is, though a bit less so.

I really felt for the families, Barnum's home family as well as his circus family, the portrayal felt honest and well played. The pace and editing felt right and the songs, again, are so well done. I even bought the soundtrack, which I rarely do. A really great movie.

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eLode
Dec 09, 2018

Got this by mistake.

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blue_cat_14016
Nov 20, 2018

AWESOME AND LOVE THIS MOVIE! GREAT MUSIC TOO

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black_lion_700
Nov 20, 2018

I loved this movie!!!!!!! it is one of my favorites now!!!! I have watched it more then 10 times! and it is still good! the songs are wonderful and the acting is great! I would highly recommend it! yes it is not very close to the true story but I look at it as something different it. love it! 5 stars!

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Latin_Thinker
Nov 13, 2018

I'm not one for musical movies and especially if they're based on a somewhat loose interpretation of facts, but I have to admit, this was rather good...dare I say it...this was phenomenal. My girlfriend tricked me into renting this and I was irked at first but after viewing it, I must admit to changing my mind. There is a great deal to appreciate...the acting was superb, the sets majestic, the story compelling, and the characters intriguing. I found myself wanting to watch it again and again, which is a rare circumstance, and found myself agreeing with my girlfriend that it was worth a purchase. This is one of those few and far between 5 star movies than truly deserves to be called a "masterpiece." The only issue I have is with the loose interpretation of facts spoken earlier (hint: don't get angry at the actions of certain people until you've read up on their real history) but since it's clearly not intended to be a historical documentary, that minor caveat can be forgiven. One word summarizes this film: magnificent. 5 stars all the way.

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CrazyKatLady1289
Nov 13, 2018

This is an incredible and fun movie, despite what people say about the historical inaccuracies. This movie isn't really meant to be a documentary, just a fun movie about how P.T Barnum brought a new kind of happiness into our world. The dancing, singing, and costumes are beautiful and amazing to listen to and watch. I give this movie five stars! \(^_^)/

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LynJoan
Oct 29, 2018

Just no. So wrong, hollow, empty.

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orange_dog_3214
Oct 27, 2018

I absolutely LOVE this movie! Great acting, wonderful soundtrack, amazing choreography. The only downside: that movie was meant to be a true story. Most of it, though, was just Hollywood movie making.

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BubbaBooks
Sep 21, 2018

Good film. Buy the soundtrack - songs are a bit derivative, but very enjoyable to listen to as a whole.

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aksbrmo1026
Sep 21, 2018

Great musical movie, not to miss. Hugh Jackman should get an Oscar for this.

'Never enough' listening to this beautiful song, it makes me cried.

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CrazyKatLady1289
Nov 13, 2018

What if we rewrite the stars? Say you were made to be mine? Nothing could keep us apart, you are the one I was meant to find...
-Phillip Carlise

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blue_panda_4979
Jun 02, 2018

"The joy is real, it doesn't mater where it comes from." - P.T. Barnum

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jimg2000
Apr 28, 2018

Sir, people don't wanna admit it... but they are fascinated with the exotic and the... is why we stare at it.
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Why would a bank loan us 10,000 dollars?
-Because we put up collateral.
We don't have any collateral.
-Sure we do. In the South China Seas.
In the South China Seas?
- Deep in the South China Seas.
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Wanted! Unique persons, curiosities. Daring acts. Wonders of the world. How is it looking girls?
-Hey. You looking for freaks?
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"Shame of the city". The protests amend Mr. Barnum's reputation... as a previewer of the offensive and indecent.
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This is bad. The Barnum Museum. A primitive Circus of Humbug.” "Criminal." "Greedy". "A circus."

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jimg2000
Apr 28, 2018

Now, I know that sounds like Barnum humbug... but I have a 100 bottles of good champagne on ice that says that this is not just another sideshow novelty.
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The noblest art is that of making others happy
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You are the American. I believe I might have heard of you.
-Oh well, If you've heard of me all the way over here, I must have been doing something right.
That, or something very wrong.
- In the world of publicity there is hardly any difference.
I believe those are the words of a scoundrel, Mr Barnum.
- A showman, Miss Lind, just a showman. The best on my side of the Atlantic.

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jimg2000
Apr 28, 2018

I never liked your show. But I always thought the people did.
-They do.
Mind you, I wouldn't call it art.
-Of course not.
But... Putting folks of all kinds on stage. All colors, shapes, sizes. Presenting them as equals. Another critic might have even called it 'a celebration of humanity'.
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You don't need everyone to love you, Phin. Just a few good people.
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Tell me, Mr. Barnum, does it bother you that everything you're selling is fake?
-Do these smiles seem fake? It doesn't matter where they come from. The joy is real.
So you are a philanthropist?
-Well, hyperbole isn't the worst crime. Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.
The creed of a true fraud.
-Mr Bennett, when was the last time you smiled? Or had a good laugh? A real laugh. A theater critic who can't find joy in the theater. Now who is the fraud?

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Gwen904
Apr 12, 2018

P.T. Barnum: It looks like you have a knack for show business.
Phillip: Show business? I've never heard of it.
P.T. Barnum: That's because I just invented it.

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black_cat_2717
Apr 04, 2018

P.T Barnum: No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.

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