Hell, French class was a long time ago.
I've been thinking about going to see the movie version of Les Miserables on Christmas day. The LAST time I went to the movies on Christmas I saw "I am Legend", which, yeah, not so great a holiday choice.
So anyway, last night, TCM was showing the 1935 version, which I thought I'd watch, because I wanted to get myself caught up since it's been a while since I read the book, and may I say, the 1935 version does an admirable job of boiling down a long-ass, confusing book into the essentials, which I do appreciate. Two thumbs up.
I assume that Anne (I see London I see France I see you ain't got no underpants) Hathaway, who has been featured prominently at all of the premieres, is playing Cosette. Whyyyyyyy can't movie stars wear undies? Don't they get tired of the updrafts in their evening gowns?
But wait! According to IMDB, Anne Hathaway is playing ... Fantine? And Amanda somebody is playing Cosette? But aren't those actresses, like ... the same age? And isn't Fantine Cosette's MOTHER?
Okay, now I'm just confused.