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Film Review: ‘The Greatest Showman’
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A wholesomely enraptured musical about the life of P. Barnum turns out to be a crowd-pleaser in the best sense: It's a concoction that soars. By Owen Gleiberman. Chief Film Critic. It takes the life of P.
This is a difficult tightrope to walk, but credit is due to Gracey, a perfectly cast Hugh Jackman , and the entire cast, who play this story in the spirit in which it was written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon. There are those who will see this as a rose-colored-glasses view of what was a pretty exploitive situation. But in a 19th and early 20th century context, the circus and then vaudeville were welcoming places where those who had skills or who were rejected by society could find a home. Barnum put "misfit toys" onstage, saying, in essence, "Aren't they amazing? For more thoughts on P. Barnum's barely acknowledged influence on American culture author Trav S. Cary Grant , who had a harsh poor childhood, got his start as a tumbler in a vaudeville troupe.