Good morning readers! I haven’t done a movie review in a very long time so I am very excited to talk about this new musical with you guys! If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry, there are no spoilers here, I’m just going to share my thoughts!
I had never seen the trailer for this film until the day I went to see it. I went to see it with a friend at our local theatre that was built in 1946.
In my opinion, this is the perfect place to see a movie like this. There was hardly anyone there, and those that were there sat in the back. Who the heck does that? We got middle seats, and with no one in front of us, it was the perfect movie-watching experience. Alright, enough rambling.
Cyrano, adapted from the play “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand, is the story of a poet who is in love with his childhood friend, Roxanne. But, he’s convinced that his appearance makes him unworthy of her affections. Besides, she is in love with someone else. Cyrano uses his skills as a poet to aid Christian in wooing Roxanne.
There is one word to describe this film. Beautiful. The entire thing is just beautiful! Everything from the cinematography, the story, the gore! It’s very clearly a Joe Wright film. The aesthetic is gorgeous! His adaption is clever and lovely even if it is historically inaccurate.
The acting was great! But it’s Peter Dinklage so what do you expect? I did read plenty of reviews where someone complained about his singing voice. They said it ruined the whole movie for them. I didn’t notice it. I also don’t think everyone in every musical has to sound like Hugh Jackman. Either way, the music was wonderful! My favorite track is “Wherever I fall” which is one of the most emotional parts of the movie! No spoilers, but if you know, you know.
As far as the story itself, it was (yes, I’m about to say it again) beautiful. The pacing was a bit quick. That is my only complaint. It was another one of those movies where half of it is told through a giant montage. That and I just hate Roxanne. I almost knocked off a star because I hated her character so much. She was immature and a flake, true, it does create the theme of infatuation and lust, but I just can’t stand her. I loved Christian and Cyrano.
It’s a movie that’s bound to make you laugh, grin and cry. Probably all at once if you’re anything like me.
Have you seen this movie? How do you rate it? If you haven’t seen it, do you think you will?
Thanks a bunch!