Marilyn and I went with sister Sue to see "The Greatest Showman
," the 2017 American historical period drama MUSCICAL film directed by Michael Gracey and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.
The film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of star attractions.
I was crying during the entire movie! It's incredibly moving. The musical numbers were WONDERFUL. Hugh Jackman was astonishing, as was Zac Efron. But the entire cast was just so damn good. Sue and I didn't know the songs, but were still singing along -- it was just compelling. So magical!
I walked out calling it the best movie I've ever seen. Maybe that's an exaggeration, but it's really good. If you haven't seen it, you need to!
Marilyn said that the critics were pretty split. But the public loves it. Many of our friends have seen it more than once. We certainly will, too.
Our auditorium was PACKED with people, which we never see anymore. We were late and trouble finding seats. At the end of the movie everybody clapped. Yeah, again, it's that good.
I got my hair cut by Kathy this morning. Marilyn is reading a manuscript of a book for a friend so she can give him an endorsement, so she read on that while waiting for me.
We got Starbucks and came home. We both had LONG NAPS, being tired from our busy week.
But I was glad we were able to go out to a movie, as it's been ages. Sue enjoyed it, too. We three all had popcorn, which was our dinner.
We started working on Marilyn's brand new iPhone
tonight. It's a lot of work changing cell phones. There's more to go, so it should be done by tomorrow sometime.
It's a 7 plus (like mine). Lovely black (it was her only option).
Time for bed!