The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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An original musical screenplay brings to life the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of "the greatest show on Earth". Rising from nothing, P.T. sets out to make a better life for his family. His creativity and drive take him on an fantastic journey beyond what he or anyone else could have imagined. In the end he creates a magical experience that will be enjoyed and celebrated by generations to come.

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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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Futuregohangurl
Sep 13, 2018

a very good movie. it was a good story hugh jackman is an awesome actor

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whiteturtles
Sep 05, 2018

Well done!! Loved it.....

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winona_j
Sep 03, 2018

Loved this movie!
Very sad that there are people in these comments that were disappointed with the storyline with Zendaya's character finding love. But racists will always be unhappy with love finding a way. I found the movie to be a joy to watch with phenomenal songwriting and beautiful score.

If you are looking for violence against people based on the color of skin you will be disappointed like the reviewer below, but if you want a beautiful love story based loosely on PT Barnum you will love it!

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Jenlee_c
Sep 01, 2018

This is not a historically accurate film, but why does it have to be? Not every film has to be thought-provoking or have plot twist after twist. It's a light, feel-good film, and that's what its meant to be. "This is Me" and "Rewrite the Stars" (loved Zendaya on the trapeze) were great numbers, and the dancing with "From Now On" was quite spectacular. Truly enjoyable film.

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Merenwen
Aug 24, 2018

Music: too poppy. It would've worked okay as a Broadway musical (i.e. Hamilton), but not in a biopic.

Dance choreography: too Madonna-esque.

Historical accuracy: lolwhut? Anne (Zendaya's character) would NOT have been allowed to visit Phillip (Efron) in the hospital, because in that day and age, the hospitals were segregated. (Watch the HBO series The Knick if you're curious about hospital care during this time.) And her brother probably wouldn't have dared to throw a punch at a white man because he probably would've been hanged for it. Also, I'm pretty sure Barnum would've been illiterate as a child due to his social station. I could go on.

The costumes and sets were the only reason I didn't give this one star.

ETA: one more thing... Barnum's museum of curiosities wasn't the flop this movie made it out to be. It was actually fairly successful.

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green_ant_1650
Aug 24, 2018

Great movie but songs are a little to repetitive. But otherwise an AMAZING MOVIE!!!!

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MrsBP
Aug 23, 2018

Absolutely loved this! From the moment the music starts, I was sucked in. Great cast, great music, loved the story. I would love to see this come to broadway!

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Apr 22, 2018

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sparklesloth
Aug 21, 2018

“Father, the world is changing, and I refuse to be a part of yours.” -Phillip Carlyle

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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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