Movie: The Greatest Showman

Loosely based on the life of P.T. Barnum.

Very loosely based.

Starting with the casting of Hugh Jackman, who looks nothing at all like Barnum and therefore breaks a possible link of sympathy Barnum had for his “oddities and curiosities.”

But don’t come to this movie expecting the life of Barnum anyway.

It’s all about the spectacle …

… and all about the performances and especially the songs.

And there are more songs here than actual plot.

But that doesn’t matter. This is a spectacle and worth seeing.

I’m glad I did.

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