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Les Miserable by Sia Huff

“Hey Miss Maggie, I’m here,” I announced as I came through the front door. Yum, Miss Maggie been baking.
“Back in the kitchen, Sia. Come on and have something nice and warm to drink.”
“Smells wonderful,” I tell her as I go around the island to give her a hug. As cold as it is outside, the kitchen is warm and inviting. “We’ve sure had a lot of rain lately.”
“That’s Georgia for you in the winter,” Miss Maggie said. And she’d know as she’s lived in Georgia a whole lot longer than I have. “There’s apple cider in the refrig.”
“Sounds perfect.” I smiled, touched that she remembers I don’t drink coffee.
“The Oscars are on tonight. I hope you’ll have time to sit and watch them with me.”
“I wouldn’t miss it, Miss Maggie.” I get down a mug and pour a cup of cider, before popping it in the microwave. “Have any favorites?”
“Not me,” she said. “But I know how you love musicals, so I know who you’ll want to win.”
“I loved Les Miserable. It’s a great story. The music is so powerful. The cast superb.”
“Hugh Jackman sure is something special.” Her smile reminds me of a mischievous angel.
Who can argue with that? “He’s up for an Oscar, along with Anne Hathaway. Actually the movie has eight nominations.”
“That’s impressive.”
“I know you don’t like to go out to the movie theatre, but the DVD is being released on March 22, so you’ll be able to watch it then.”
“I look forward to it.”
“Well, I guess I better get working, so I can sit in front of the TV tonight.”
“You do that. I’ll bring the popcorn.”
“And a piece of that cobbler that’s cooking. Until then, here’s a preview of what you’ll see.”

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Pam Asberry - February 26, 2013 - 1:07 am

I loved Les Mis. But I didn’t watch the Oscars. Glad to see Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress though. She was amazing!

Mary Preston - February 26, 2013 - 3:02 am

LES MISERABLES is incredible. I’ve actually told my children that the DVD is on my wish list for my birthday later in the year.

Marilyn Baron - February 26, 2013 - 6:55 am

I love musicals, too. I did see Les Miserables. I thought Hugh Jackman did a great job.

Linsey Lanier - February 26, 2013 - 7:53 am

Didn’t see the Oscars, either. I haven’t seen Les Mis, but hubby and I have been waiting for it to come out on DVD (being a musician, he’s learned several of the songs and has been known to walk around the house singing them–and making me cry, they’re so sad). Thanks for letting me know we can see it, soon, Sia. The trailers give me goosebumps. :)

Sandy Elzie - February 26, 2013 - 8:04 am

Morning Sia
Loved the trailer…love the music, but the play is so sad.
I never watch the Oscars. Either I haven’t seen the majority of the movies up for awards or I figure it must have been rigged when a movie I thought was horrible wins…and wins…and wins.

Sia Huff - February 26, 2013 - 10:15 am

Hi Pam,
Anne Hathaway did an amazing job. I was happy when she won BSA Oscar. Did you know her mom played Fantine on Broadway?

Sia Huff - February 26, 2013 - 10:18 am

Hi Mary,
I hope your birthday wish comes true. I loved Les Mis, and I don’t like to cry – which I did buckets full – so that sayes how wonderfully emotional the movie was.
Thanks for commenting.

Sia Huff - February 26, 2013 - 10:22 am

Hi Marilyn,
You are my muscial buddy. Hugh Jackman emotional arc was amazing, showing what a great actor he is. I was impressed by Russell Crowe too.

Sia Huff - February 26, 2013 - 10:25 am

Hi Linsey,
It wonderful that your hubby serenades you. Les Mis is powerful and moving. My advice, keep a box of tissues close.

Sia Huff - February 26, 2013 - 10:29 am

Hi Sandy,
Glad you enjoyed the trailer. It is sad, I cried quite a bit & I try not to read books that make me cry. But good does come of the bad and there is hope at the end.
As far as the Oscars, normally I don’t watch the whole thing, but I love Les Mis so much, I stayed up this year.

Connie Gillam - February 26, 2013 - 11:02 am


I made it a point to watch the Oscars this year because of the great movies up for Best Picture.
I didn’t see Les Miserables (my husband can’t stand musicals)and I didn’t want to be depressed.
I loved Lincoln, and I want to see Silver Linings Playbook. I’ll probably wait for Django to come out on cable-not a big Quentin Tarantino fan, but like Jamie Fox.

Maxine - February 26, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Sia,I have loved every version I’ve seen of Les Miserables and cried at each. Musicals are not my favorite, but I’d like to see some of these people sing.

Sia Huff - February 26, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Hi Connie,
I haven’t seen any of the other films. I want to see Lincoln. I agree about Django Unchained – although Q. Tarantino got best director – my son told me there were parts where I’d turn my head away. What’s interesting about all 3 films, is they have a slavery theme. Hard competation this year.

Sia Huff - February 26, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Hi Maxine,
I’ve seen two versions of Les Mis, one musical and the other not. Some of the singing voices of the secondary characters including Marius, Eponine & Enjoiras were beautiful. For me it was nice to see these younger actors. I hope to see them again.

Pamela Varnado - February 26, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Sia, this is such a clever way to highlight Les Meserables. Because I’m not too fond of musicals I was surprised that I enjoyed watching it. But what’s not to love about Hugh Jackman. I also saw Gjango Unchained and loved it. Quentin Tarantino is so talented. While J. Fox and K. Washington were good, my favorite character was played by Samuel Jackson. He was such a hoot!

Sia Huff - February 27, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Thanks, Pam.
I love musicals, but I don’t like to cry – so I knew I’ve have a delemma. It was sucha moving experience, I brought the CD.
I’m going to have to see Django Unchained and Lincoln. And then we’ll talk again.
Thanks for commenting.

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