Ask first-time director Michael Gracey, who cut his teeth on commercials and music videos without ever mastering the crucial knack of building snippets of musical comedy and drama into a satisfying whole. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. ", "Smallest Second Weekend Drop: 1982–Present", "Fox Controls Close To 40% Of Weekend B.O. The recovering Phillip offers his share of the profits to help Barnum rebuild the circus in exchange for becoming a full partner, which Barnum readily accepts. Barnum adds "freak" performers, such as bearded lady Lettie Lutz. The website's critical consensus reads, "The Greatest Showman tries hard to dazzle the audience with a Barnum-style sense of wonder—but at the expense of its complex subject's far more intriguing real-life story. Film Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. The film's severe romanticism and ridiculous but affecting enthusiasm make it irresistibly life-affirming. However, his addition of pro-Unionist lectures, exhibits and dramas had incited a Confederate arsonist to start a fire there the year prior. The film opens with Phineas Taylor "P.T." The Greatest Showman is an enjoyably traditional film that follows that well-worn path of success in the face of society’s opposition, hubris, and near-disaster. They soon have two beautiful … Plot Keywords As Barnum takes Lind on a U.S. tour, Charity, who stays home with their daughters, feels isolated from her husband. SOUNDTRACKS The Greatest Showman Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote nine songs. Good man. Phillip is mesmerized by the African American trapeze artist, Anne Wheeler, but he hides his feelings. Barnum and the Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind and features one of the most fantastic movie soundtracks ever recorded.. chose to end a distribution deal for Chernin Entertainment's films by 20th Century Fox in early 2020.[96]. [citation needed], On June 28, 2017, 20th Century Fox released the first international trailer to promote the film. [50] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and a 70% "definite recommend". The opening scene floods your senses with bright colours, amazing cinematography, music you can’t help but dance … Plus wealthy people happily ignoring their own privilege as they mingle with “the other”, while retaining the option to retreat right back into that privilege. "[66] In a negative review for The Hollywood Reporter, David Rooney wrote "This ersatz portrait of American big-top tent impresario P. T. Barnum is all smoke and mirrors, no substance. [36], The Greatest Showman spent 219 days in release, closing on July 26, 2018, having grossed $174.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $260.7 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $435 million, against a production budget of $84 million. When he rebuffs her, she threatens to quit and later retaliates with a surprise kiss at the end of her last show, which is photographed by the press. “Swedish Nightingale” Jenny Lind is actually Swedish. "[58], Sheila O'Malley of RogerEbert.com gave it 3.5/4, stating "The Greatest Showman is an unabashed piece of pure entertainment punctuated by memorable songs. [33], In the United Kingdom, the film was released first on digital download on April 27, 2018, while DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD copies went on sale on May 14, 2018. Dejected, they decide to stand against local harassers. The Greatest Showman is not the disaster I’d expected, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a mess. Now On Digital: http://bit.ly/TheGreatestShowman-DigitalNow On Blu-ray & DVD: http://bit.ly/GreatestShowmanShopInspired by the imagination of P.T. "The Greatest Showman," directed with verve and panache by Michael Gracey, is an unabashed piece of pure entertainment, punctuated by 11 memorable songs composed by Oscar- and Tony-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who composed the songs for "La La Land," as well as the current Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. The film was then released in the United States on December 20, 2017. (wrote "Runnin' Home to You" for Season 3, Ep. The film has a message that should resonate with today's world concerning acceptance and courage. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is a beautiful, engaging, original musical about the early life of Phineas T. Barnum, the extraordinary American showman. Barnum loves their daughter Charity. If you’re looking to make something of your life, there is an abundance of lessons on display throughout. "[67], Writing for Rolling Stone, Peter Travers gave the film 1.5 out of 4 stars, saying, "How do you cast a virtuoso Hugh Jackman as P. T. Barnum, spare no expense in production values, add a score by Oscar and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and still end up with the shrill blast of nothing that is The Greatest Showman? "[49] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 48 out of 100, based on 43 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". It tells the story of P.T. Over the three-day weekend, it grossed $9 million (for a six-day total of $19 million), finishing fourth at the box office, behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Pitch Perfect 3. The revamped circus is a huge success and Barnum has Phillip oversee daily operations so he can spend more time with his family. The movie, “The Greatest Showman” is a masterpiece of design, music, and picture. They gather and form a unique circus. In the United Kingdom, on March 23, 2018, it became only the second album in 30 years to achieve 11 consecutive weeks at number 1, equalling the record set by Adele's 21. [48], On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 56% based on 262 reviews, and an average rating of 6.02/10. A satisfying musical movie celebrating the spiritual practice of inclusiveness. At the Disco, Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Ty Dolla Sign, Missy Elliott and Zac Brown Band among others. Taglines Barnum returns home to find his circus on fire, caused by a fight between protesters and the troupe. Devastated, Barnum retreats to a local bar. They live a humble life; though Charity is happy, Barnum craves more. [41] The weekend-to-weekend increase of 76.3% marked the largest ever for a film playing in over 3,000 theaters, and the fourth biggest ever. It was released in the United States on December 20, 2017, by 20th Century Fox, seven months after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ceased operations, and grossed $435 million worldwide, making it the fifth-highest-grossing live-action musical of all time. Barnum, played by Hugh Jackman, grows up in a difficult family, striving for his misplaced dreams. | 7. While on tour, Lind becomes romantically attracted to Barnum. Storyline. Alle conventies binnen het vertellen van een klassiek verhaal worden vakkundig aangetikt. Charity explains that her father is sending her to finishing school, and she does not know what her future will be, but Barnum explains that he expects great things from his future, and reassures her that they will not be separated. After Jackman expressed interest in a Barnum project, Mark and Condon approached Jenny Bicks, a writer for the ceremony. In the mid-19th century, P. T. Barnum and his troupe perform a show at the circus. 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It hammers pedestrian themes of family, friendship and inclusivity while neglecting the fundaments of character and story. De muziek voor de film is geschreven door John Debney en Joseph Trapanese met de liedteksten van het schrijversduo Pasek & Paul, die een Academy Award wonnen voor het nummer City of Stars uit La La Land. Barnum persuades famed Swedish singer Jenny Lind to tour America, with him as her manager. In a flashback to Barnum's childhood where he and his father Philo, a tailor, work for the Hallett family, he becomes infatuated with their daughter, Charity. "[62] Sean P. Means of The Salt Lake Tribune gave The Greatest Showman 3.5/4 stars, stating, "A strong cast give emotional power to this romanticized, tune-filled biography. The two keep in touch through letters until they meet again in adulthood ("A Million Dreams"), eventually marrying and raising two daughters, Caroline and Helen, in New York City ("A Million Dreams" reprise). Things that was given to us should be treasured and most of all we must be happy with what we are and who we are. “The Greatest Showman” is directed by Michael Gracey, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon. This garners higher attendance, but also protests and poor reviews from well-known critic James Gordon Bennett. | Barnum's mansion is foreclosed upon and Charity takes their daughters to her parents' home. But when he gambles his circus, his wife and daughters and all his money on the Swedish opera star Jenny Lind, things become treacherous for Barnum. [18], Rehearsals on the film began in October 2016 in New York City, and principal photography began on November 22, 2016. I like musicals, and this film is one for the modern age. Niet omdat het nou zo’n goede film is, dat valt reuze mee. "[56] Hugh Armitage of Digital Spy said, "The Greatest Showman is a broad and solid crowd-pleaser. It tells the true story of the legendary circus ringmaster P.T. “The Greatest Showman” is a concoction, the kind of film where all the pieces click into place, yet at an hour and 45 minutes it flies by, and the link it draws between P.T. As Barnum gains favor with aristocratic patrons, he distances himself from his troupe, advising them to work without him. "[61], Carl Kozlowski of Pasadena Weekly gave the film an 'A', calling it "Groundbreaking & grandly innovative. "The Greatest Show" – Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron, Zendaya "A Million Dreams" – Ziv Zaifman, Jackman, Michelle Williams "A Million Dreams" (Reprise) – Austyn Johnson, Cameron Seely, Jackman Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted? It's magnificently idiotic. 6. (which was based on fellow Pasek and Paul work A Christmas Story: The Musical). 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"[64] Pete Hammond of Deadline Hollywood gave the film 4 out of 5 stars and called it, "A fantasia of song and dance, a joyous exercise in pure entertainment that is made for the holiday crowd. Inspired, he resolves to build a new show and not let ambition rule him. Share "Diversity may be both the hardest thing to live with and the most dangerous thing to be without." Barnum. The Greatest Showman posits Barnum as the creator of modern show business, and a man who believed in celebrating those who were different instead of scorning them. Synopsis [15], On June 15, 2016, Zac Efron began negotiations to star in the film,[16] and in July 2016, Michelle Williams was cast. The Greatest Showman zou geschikt lesmateriaal kunnen zijn voor op de filmopleiding. Genres : Musical Directed by Michael Gracey. Sandou Trio Russian Bar makes an uncredited background cameo during the revamped circus scene. On November 13, 2017, the second trailer was released. While touring abroad, Phillip arranges for Barnum and his troupe to meet Queen Victoria. When Barnum falls … "[20], Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote all the songs appearing in the film. P.T Barnum is an ambitious, hopeful man. Principal photography began in New York City in November 2016. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation Phillip tries to convince Anne that they can be together, but she disagrees, saying they will never be accepted socially. In the late 19th century, P. T. Barnum and his troupe perform a show at the circus ("The Greatest Show"). Het is een prachtig in beeld gebrachte en extravagante ontsnapping uit de werkelijkheid dat de harde teleurstellingen van het leven tracht te doen vergeten maar deze tegelijkertijd op het plotmatige vlak bagatelliseert. I found myself just thinking, YES! 8. [47] It is the 14th-highest-grossing film that never reached first place at the American box office. P. T. Barnum himself would have approved the dramatic sleight of hand. The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical drama film directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. [38][39] It took in $2.5 million on its first day and $2.1 million on its second. Phineas Taylor Barnum, better known as P. T. Barnum, is best remembered for the famous traveling circus depicted in The Greatest Showman… [34], The Greatest Showman was released on The Walt Disney Company's streaming service Disney+ on August 14, 2020,[35] following Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox in 2019. The Greatest Showman is a musical starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya.. [22][23] As of January 25, 2019[update], the album has spent the sixth most time at number one at 28 non-consecutive weeks, matching the Beatles' Sgt. [30], On December 17, 2017, Fox televised a live performance of "Come Alive" from Warner Bros. Studios during its live musical special A Christmas Story Live! Summary: The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Barnum was een visionair die zich van niets wist te ontwikkelen tot het brein achter ‘de grootste show van de wereld’, een betoverend spektakel en de viering van zijn levende fantasie. Ticket sales are slow, so his children suggest showcasing something "alive". In a flashback to Barnum's childhood where he and his father Philo, a tailor, work for the Hallett family, he becomes infatuated with their daughter, Charity. It's an awful mess, but it's flashy. [70], In September 2019, it was reported that a sequel for the film was already in development, with Jackman confirmed to reprise his role. Phillip awakens in a hospital with Anne by his side, while Barnum and Charity reunite. Barnum renames his venture, "Barnum's Circus" and recruits playwright Phillip Carlyle to help generate publicity. Barnum, a showman on a mission for fame. During her song, Phillip's parents see him and Anne holding hands. Orphaned, disrespected yet brilliant. [3] It is the third-highest-grossing musical ever in North America and also the third-highest globally, and Deadline Hollywood estimated the film would turn a profit of $50–100 million. Barnum built one of America's greatest circus performances in the 1860s, Barnum & Bailey Circus. [95] However, the sequel now becomes uncertain after Disney Twitter Facebook Link Print. They chastise him for "parading around with the help". Throughout the movie, he is seen to be wanting more- more for his family (Charity, … The number featured the film's stars and a cast of 150 dancers. [19], In December 2017, it was reported that James Mangold, who had worked with Jackman on several projects (including 2017's Logan), had been brought in to serve as an executive producer during the film's post-production. [17] The film was choreographed by Ashley Wallen. [31][32], In the United States, the film was released via digital download on March 20, 2018, and was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD on April 10, 2018. [45] The film continued to hold well in its sixth week of release, grossing $9.5 million and returning to 4th place,[46] and again finished fourth in its seventh week, this time grossing $7.8 million (a drop of just 18%). [42][43] In its third week, the film dropped 11% to $14 million. "[63] Manuela Lazic of Little White Lies gave it 4/5, saying, "The Greatest Showman deserves to become a Christmas classic. 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