The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

DVD - 2018
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An original musical screenplay brings to life the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of "the greatest show on Earth." Rising from nothing, P.T. sets out to make a better life for his family. His creativity and drive take him on an fantastic journey beyond what he or anyone else could have imagined. In the end he creates a magical experience that will be enjoyed and celebrated by generations to come.

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SusyHendrix
Aug 22, 2020

The energy of the cast and the visuals make up for a rather cliched biopic plot.

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olive_panda_87
Aug 20, 2020

The Greatest Showman is an amazing movie musical with an amazing cast. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The soundtrack is very skilled and the dancing is incredible. This movie musical is based on a true story of P.T. Barnum, the worlds first circus man. P.T Barnum (Hugh Jackman), his wife (Rebecca Ferguson) and their daughters rise from poverty to rich and famous. Managing a circus is very hard especially when the performers know they don't belong. Recommend 9 and up. There are some mature subjects such as kissing someone that isn't your wife but nothing younger children haven't heard of. I diffidently recommend. Watch as a movie night with family and be prepared to sing the songs for day afterward.

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redfern3359
Jul 04, 2020

procedure a bit tedious for old guys ....but let's see if the dvd awaits when i show up for pickup...

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ellisonlambo
Jun 17, 2020

About a man who creates a museum of odd people, it does not go very very well so he recruits some actual odd people and does some shows. He hires a singer girl but that takes him away from his family. the building where the people are doing shows burns down. He decides he can do shows in a...TENT! Engaging music.

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Joyandgrace
May 23, 2020

This DVD deserves 5 Stars --- The Greatest Showman is an excellent video and the story will touch most everyone's heart. There are very few movies that I would consider seeing a second time; however, this is one of them. The music also is excellent as the words for each piece are ideal and fit perfectly in the various situations as they occur.
I'm very grateful JCLS chooses excellent DVDs such as this one.
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ArapahoeMarcia Mar 24, 2020

I enjoyed the story, characters, and performances on film. The story is well told, the characters memorable, and the circus history was great.

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stevania_k
Mar 08, 2020

I think watching this movie is like at the same time watching Disney-like fairy tale, inspirational story and a great music concert. It’s always good to hear a story of a man with vision and be successful from the scratch, although the plot isn’t all true story but it’s entertaining. Listen to every words including the song verses because they are very very well written. Great cast. Great music. Good pace.

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SallyStember
Mar 01, 2020

You had me at Hugh Jackman. Loved it!

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ScorchingSun
Jan 17, 2020

A decent human interest story. Dance numbers that were enthusiastic but not exceptional.
Like most musicals these days, the songs were fairly feeble.
A lot of glitz but not enough real substance to match.

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kvanmooresma
Nov 25, 2019

I don't even care that this movie is not historically accurate. The music is amazing, the acting is great, and the story is just heartwarming and good.

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Nov 13, 2018

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Sep 12, 2018

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Aug 24, 2018

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Jul 27, 2018

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Apr 22, 2018

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middlenamemothman
Nov 13, 2018

What if we rewrite the stars? Say you were made to be mine? Nothing could keep us apart, you are the one I was meant to find...
-Phillip Carlise

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jimg2000
Apr 28, 2018

Sir, people don't wanna admit it... but they are fascinated with the exotic and the... is why we stare at it.
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Why would a bank loan us 10,000 dollars?
-Because we put up collateral.
We don't have any collateral.
-Sure we do. In the South China Seas.
In the South China Seas?
- Deep in the South China Seas.
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Wanted! Unique persons, curiosities. Daring acts. Wonders of the world. How is it looking girls?
-Hey. You looking for freaks?
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"Shame of the city". The protests amend Mr. Barnum's reputation... as a previewer of the offensive and indecent.
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This is bad. The Barnum Museum. A primitive Circus of Humbug.” "Criminal." "Greedy". "A circus."

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jimg2000
Apr 28, 2018

Now, I know that sounds like Barnum humbug... but I have a 100 bottles of good champagne on ice that says that this is not just another sideshow novelty.
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The noblest art is that of making others happy
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You are the American. I believe I might have heard of you.
-Oh well, If you've heard of me all the way over here, I must have been doing something right.
That, or something very wrong.
- In the world of publicity there is hardly any difference.
I believe those are the words of a scoundrel, Mr Barnum.
- A showman, Miss Lind, just a showman. The best on my side of the Atlantic.

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jimg2000
Apr 28, 2018

I never liked your show. But I always thought the people did.
-They do.
Mind you, I wouldn't call it art.
-Of course not.
But... Putting folks of all kinds on stage. All colors, shapes, sizes. Presenting them as equals. Another critic might have even called it 'a celebration of humanity'.
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You don't need everyone to love you, Phin. Just a few good people.
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Tell me, Mr. Barnum, does it bother you that everything you're selling is fake?
-Do these smiles seem fake? It doesn't matter where they come from. The joy is real.
So you are a philanthropist?
-Well, hyperbole isn't the worst crime. Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.
The creed of a true fraud.
-Mr Bennett, when was the last time you smiled? Or had a good laugh? A real laugh. A theater critic who can't find joy in the theater. Now who is the fraud?

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Gwen904
Apr 12, 2018

P.T. Barnum: It looks like you have a knack for show business.
Phillip: Show business? I've never heard of it.
P.T. Barnum: That's because I just invented it.

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black_cat_2717
Apr 04, 2018

P.T Barnum: No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.

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I saw this movie on t.v yesterday i didn't watch it that much cause i seen it in theathers before.

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