The Greatest Showman


I watched The Greatest Showman on a plane today. When I got home I saw it on a better screen with better sound, minus the roar of jet engines. I regret I never saw it in a theater. I know it got some mediocre reviews, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I LOVED it.

Don't expect to learn the true story of P.T. Barnum, or anything about the history of the time. It's all about singing, dancing, and having the courage to be yourself. Even though the story contains a pretty significant dropped thread and problems that are solved one scene later, the musical numbers and the perfect cast dazzled me. I still watch at least one of them a week on YouTube. In my humble opinion, Keala Settle’s performance of “This Is Me” should have won an Academy Award. It is a song for the ages.

Nine hearts out of ten, but maybe that's the travel fatigue talking. Wait, no. It really is a nine hearts movie for me.