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Hugh Jackman calls 'The Greatest Showman' a 'passion project'

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Jackman said playing the role of P.T. Barnum in this new musical film was "tougher physically" than "Logan." There is a story for this but it's not ready yet.
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MaxiMan (4 days ago)
In this movie, we see wolverine recruiting other mutants :P
sassibrit (6 days ago)
Hugh is an inspiration
ben colombia (18 days ago)
My favourite movie fir a long time.
Grace-shanti F. (23 days ago)
Fabulous Movie! Soundtrack brilliant! Great story with enough accuracy to make several points.and Yes so relevant for NOW! THINK that's one of the points of the re-telling :-)
ladygreyheart2012 (24 days ago)
I have seen this movie three times in the last week. It is beyond amazing. I have the cd in my car & the songs on a loop in my head. Just a bit addicted.
zacktam (25 days ago)
This movie didn't push the sjw like Last Jedi. Every song was incredible and fits each situation. This was a great movie and didn't shove the diversity politics down your throat. Hugh is a great actor/performer.
chritsianm (28 days ago)
I'm shocked how good it is .. i expect a meh movie .. but to my surprise!
James Kelly (1 month ago)
thank you Hugh. it was magical and made me feel emotion and goose bumps. dont get that really in life anymore with anything else.
Lora Brown (1 month ago)
mike mills (1 month ago)
You can tell they put 7.5 years into this. It was extremely well done.
FrigginSweet (1 month ago)
Well P.T. exploited the acts like college sports does there players. Where's the outrage? Tom Thump was a millionaire with his on yacht. Most of P.T.'s preformers made tons of money. 2k-5k per week at the time. He wasn't the best person but he really did make them stars and gave them hope. That sounds like a hero to me.
Alanna Gallo (1 month ago)
He was on stage before on film, Nightline. Come on, do your research.
gunsmastergirl (1 month ago)
I don’t give a crap what critics say, I LOVE THIS MOVIE. Sure it’s different from the real story of P.T. Barnum but it’s the moral of the story and the music touches your heart and I always cry with these songs.
zacktam (25 days ago)
I think overall, people really love this movie and not what many thought it was going to be. There's always going to be critics. I
Phyllis Price (2 months ago)
I really liked this movie, kinda lost him in Pan but redeemed himself with this done. Well done!
MagicalMusic34 (2 months ago)
Love you Hugh. AUSSIE Forever! 💚💛
ronald labranche (2 months ago)
Just watched it . Found it to be an EXCELLENT movie . It has been a while since I have enjoyed a musical so much . / made by the same people who did la la land , which I hated . So I am very surprised this movie was made by the same people . The Greatest Showman - A must see movie .
Barbara Rivera (2 months ago)
I love this movie!! Watched it 2xs already in 2 days!!! I love all the songs
sam bou (2 months ago)
Hugh, you did a fantastic job, so as the rest of the cast and of course the director. This movie was a high-five for the ears!!
Tall_Midget (2 months ago)
the funny thing is they say he traded in being the wolverine to dance when really he traded in dancing for the wolverine. Hugh Jackman used to be a dancer. He'd do stuff like this in theaters!
Crispy C (2 months ago)
Absolutely amazing movie, loved every thing about
StrikerZZ (3 months ago)
Did anyone get triggered when the girl said "Les Miserables" wrong......
Cookies Creme (3 months ago)
This guy turns 50 in october. How does he still look so good? How is that fair?
Cathy Young (3 months ago)
Loved it!
JKL (3 months ago)
Dammit dammit.. Dammit. I already thought he was the best.. Then he says the stuff about the animals.
Jason Litzau (3 months ago)
What makes the movie special? Dumb, movie going public who don't know a damn thing about the subject matter and just want to be sucked into the fantasy and don't give an ounce of shit about anything else. The drooling social media masses fooled by the "woke" inclusiveness that never actually existed in their country at the time. The hilarious historical inaccuracies whether they be social, or technological. Whatever, this is movie for bored middle aged women to fawn over Jackman.
TJ Jones (1 month ago)
Bitter, party of one, your table is ready.
Lucas2394 (2 months ago)
Jason Litzau lol
Ellie Mathews (3 months ago)
Amazing movie.
Geoff Empleo (3 months ago)
Hughhh!!! Youre the great!!
AdventureswithTrey (3 months ago)
Any release date for the dvd? I can’t wait to buy it.best movie in years, got robbed at the oscars
dragonicstrider (3 months ago)
estimated March '18 that's all i can find at the moment
Taylor Lilly (3 months ago)
Oh my word!!! Hugh is seriously the cutest!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍😍
Erin Leu (3 months ago)
I absolutely loved the movie. It was amazing to look at, Hugh Jackman is as handsome and charming as ever, and the songs were so awesome I bought the soundtrack after I got back from the theater. I don't know why some people are complaining. Sure, they did sanitize a few things and made a few things up, but I think they do that with pretty much any film based on a real person. Sure, it's not a straightforward biopic but I don't think it's supposed to be. It's just a fun, lighthearted, original musical. I left the theater feeling extremely happy, which most movies don't really give you nowadays.
Paul Thompson (3 months ago)
Hugh Jackman is such a class act in everything he does!
Paul Thompson (3 months ago)
Word on the street is that they will be adapting this film for the stage so that they can bring it to Broadway!
Chris DeBie (1 month ago)
Paul Thompson ya think?!
vintagevideogamegeek (3 months ago)
Fantastic movie.
ILiveInLaLaLand (3 months ago)
The Greatest Showman surely was the greatest movie that I have seen in a long time!
David Woo (3 months ago)
Next performance: Passion of the Christ 2
uBenji1234 (4 months ago)
Hugh! Listen to your daughter!
Kishwer Imtiaz (4 months ago)
Some people are just to stupid to see the point.
hdb80 (3 months ago)
What do you mean?
flourchylde (4 months ago)
I'm going to watch it for the 5th time tomorrow. I've only done that for one other movie - Dirty Dancing. In both films the music totally captivated me.
Angela Hoag (4 months ago)
Best Movie I have seen in a long time!! I loved it!!!
ForeverMe543 (4 months ago)
3:40 I love you SO MUCH JACKMAN!!! I’m an animal activist and that is the only thing I hated about the circus.
ForeverMe543 (2 months ago)
Madalynn Mason um no...it is widely known that animals were TORTURED at the circus. Even watching it you know that, they use tactics such as whips and jabs. Just look up Topsy.
Madalynn Mason (2 months ago)
ForeverMe543 You can still be an activist and enjoy animals at the circus. It’s like the zoo. They are well taken care of and they enjoy it.
Raditya Nugraheni (4 months ago)
What makes this movie special? I guess it was because we can strongly relate to the characters in this movie. The main song 'This is me' perfectly depicts the feeling of someone who's portrayed as 'flawed' by the world, how he/she is fighting to cope with that, and show them what's he/she made of. At certain level, we are all like that. We want people to love us as we are. Another thing, many of us worked in the industry in which our works are more like routines than passions. After watching the movie, I seriously reconsider, whether I really love my jobs, or is it simply to raise more money? Do our jobs offer 'million dreams' for us? Do we feel like 'come alive' every morning we go to work? If not, we probably need something else.
Raditya Nugraheni (4 months ago)
Laurie Eno thank you, dear! :)
Laurie Eno (4 months ago)
Raditya Nugraheni You got the whole point, right there. Dream big! :)
kermitefrog64 (4 months ago)
This is an incredible show. My wife and I have seen it twice already. The songs and the message are positive and so needed. with what so many people are experiencing .
Luke Beelman (4 months ago)
I will say this .me and my date went to this move and we love this movie .it's worth going to see it .it's movie with a message. Highly recommended😀😀😀
Protiens zx (4 months ago)
This is the greatest movie ever it’s amazing and I’m not normally into musicals
BCardician (4 months ago)
Here’s how the real P.T. Barnum got his start: He heard about a slave named Joice Heth. Her owners said she was 161 years old and claimed that she was the nurse of George Washington. Heth was instructed to tell the many onlookers who came to see her about her relationship with the country’s first president. “In fact,” she said to crowds in Philadelphia, “I raised him.” In 1835, Barnum visited Philadelphia and bought Heth —“I became the proprietor of the negress”— and began to display her at Niblo’s, a theater at Prince Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Barnum bought Heth for $1,000, but after he and William Niblo printed handbills and took out ads all over town —“The greatest curiosity in the world”— they cleared more than $1,500 a week, according to Barnum’s autobiography. Because some northerners were wary of paying money to gawk at a slave, Barnum planted rumors in the press that she was not a slave and was saving money to buy her great-grandchildren out of slavery. This was a lie; Heth died a slave, and when she died, Barnum displayed her remains to gawking crowds. That The Greatest Showman erased Heth from its narrative is no surprise: it’s hard to tell a feel-good story about a man when he got his start by profiting off an elderly slave. The story the film tells is one of inclusion — Barnum creates a home for the “curiosities” of all colors. Indeed, the real-life Barnum, after this despicable beginning, became relatively progressive for his day. But it’s important to understand that removing Heth from the narrative is an act of historical violence.
TJ Jones (1 month ago)
"An act of historical violence"? That's not a thing. Or rather, it's a thing made up by people who are so bitter and unhappy they have to invent something to be offended about. Sorry the musical fantasy wasn't historically accurate enough to suit your taste.
Sam Seeraj (2 months ago)
this film was never intended to be historically accurate in the first place. If you want something to be historically accurate then go to the discovery channel
Jason Litzau (3 months ago)
No it's not beside the point, because it was omitted from the film on purpose.
Cowoman (3 months ago)
Thanks for the infos but since this movie was always meant to be a musical, that's not a problem if his life was not portrayed correctly in details. To me, PT Barnum's life serve more as a 'background' to support the message the story wants to tell. It's like saying Mulan, The Beauty and the beast or Pocahontas were not historycally accurate, it's ok, they weren't meant to be...
futuremlbplayer10 (3 months ago)
Give us a break - social justice warrior who wants a social justice film not to be social justice- thanks for the history lesson.
Amber Rockwood (4 months ago)
Wolverine and P.T Barnum are both played by Hugh Jackman duh 😂😂 that’s what they have in common
Ayesha Abbasi (4 months ago)
People have given it some bad review and judged it so harshly but honestly this is one of the best films iv ever watched and I loved it as it has a good moral story
Joe Ng (4 months ago)
It is INSPIRING.... some people just can't accept saying "wow", that was awesome .... They just want to add their own idea in...
Kimberly Kisling (4 months ago)
I feel like this movie was a breath of fresh air. It wasn't a sequel or prequel or a super hero movie. I enjoyed it.
Ayesha Abbasi (4 months ago)
Angela Hoag omygod same!!! I watched it again 2 days after. It’s amazing, I can’t believe hugh jackman didn’t win a golden globe :(
Ayesha Abbasi (4 months ago)
barbaro267 exactly ppl can never be happy
Angela Hoag (4 months ago)
I agree! I am not a movie goer. I typically wait until movies come out on DVD. I saw this movie and loved it so much I went back to see it again the same day!! I am going again next week to see it.
Figure skater For life! (4 months ago)
This is my favorite movie ever!
Figure skater For life! (3 months ago)
hdb80 I know right!
hdb80 (3 months ago)
Me too! Best movie ever made!
Latino SEG (4 months ago)
Awesome movie !
Beauty Queen (4 months ago)
This movie was amazing!!! I've watched it 4 times now going to watch it again for the 5th time tommorow 😂 love the songs and everything about it❤️❤️
Marie Browning (3 months ago)
Six times and going strong
Gray K (4 months ago)
Lydia Siolo I won't be surprised if I end up doing the same thing! Well both be broke by the time the movie leaves the cinemas
Beauty Queen (4 months ago)
Gray K omg me 2 I recently just finished watching it my 7 time going to be my 8 next week I'm in love with this movie ❤️😱
Gray K (4 months ago)
Lydia Siolo I've seen it twice and was really tempted to see it again today! This movie is just perfect for the big screen and I want to be able to enjoy it as much as I possibly can before it leaves theaters.
Sharalyn Rockefeller (4 months ago)
Some people just miss the point..
barbaro267 (4 months ago)
Some of the negative reviews I've seen seem to have missed the point of the film. It's not trying to be a historically accurate biopic. It's an interpretation. And the songs won't be fully appreciated for people who don't care for musicals. Remember how the 1992 film Newsies was a box office flop? The songs were composed by Alan Menken, who composed very popular songs for animated Disney films like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. His songs in Newsies were still popular, despite the critics and poor audience turnout at the theaters. Only a few years back did Newsies make a comeback on Broadway. I see Pasek and Paul as a very creative and talented song composing duo, and their work for Dear Evan Hansen was AMAZING. And their songs for The Greatest Showman were just as great. But not everyone will think so, just like not everyone will fall in love with the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack. A music lover will understand, but the normal everyday moviegoer will not. Sadly, that's the way it is.
Diana (1 month ago)
So true. Well put. :)
Pattyfinn H (1 month ago)
ThatCrazy Miraculer exactly :D!
Natalie Zayas-Bazan (2 months ago)
Jason Litzau what was whitewashed? It is explicitly stated in the interview the claims about PT Barnum. He also was not a perfect character in ‘the greatest showman’. Yeah, he told a midget ‘they’re laughing anyway kid. Might as well get paid’. Guess what? I’m disabled and laughed, agreeing with Barnum. People need to stop being such pussies about barnums oddities. They weren’t victims. Tom Thumb even bailed him out of bankruptcy once. Does that sound like a man who hated Barnum to you?
P rtyh (3 months ago)
I agree the critics are missing the point that the movie is impressionistic and is meant to entertain, not to be historically accurate, which is Barnum all over. And it only goes for a couple of hours - maybe the critics could devise their own 20 hour miniseries to tell the "real story". The criticism of poor old Barnum also misses the point. He was a man of his era, not perfect but cannot simply be viewed through the prism of the 21st century without taking into account the time and place. But you are wrong about the songs - all ages seem to love them! As for Hugh Jackman, well he`s an all singing, all dancing showman who can act too!
Jason Litzau (3 months ago)
Whitewashing everything negative about a human being, isn't "interpretation". It's just whitewashing history to tell a different story to make that story more palatable. If I make a movie about Dr. Mengele, and decide to color him as a doctor who got a really great job opportunity, that's not me doing an interpretation, that's me rewriting history to make a shitty person look better so certain people can watch a movie without feeling bad.
Laura & Weston (5 months ago)
I can't wait to see it
juliawillc (1 month ago)
Hugh Jackman is the greatest showman.
Isabelle Olsen (2 months ago)
I love it I've seen it 10 times
Laura & Weston (2 months ago)
I know I went to see it it was awsome
BaSiC (2 months ago)
Laura & Weston Just watched it this morning fucking amazing
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