July 25 2013

This evening we are taking the kids to see a production of Les Miserables. One of the kids’ friends is playing an urchin. So, of course, yesterday we watched the recent movie production of the story.

I am reminded that my two favorite characters in the film are Fontine and Eponine. They are … realists? That’s also what I appreciate about the Thenardiers.

Things we explained to the kids while pausing the film:

Selling body parts for cash
Damnation
19th-Century French Catholic guilt

Things I found delightfully hilarious:

The expressions on the faces of the more practical revolutionaries while their brethren were spouting slogans.

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