Video shows miserable Les Miserables viewers

Alexandra Pleffer, ninemsn
10:42am January 1, 2013
A New York youth has filmed his mother and father bawling on the way home from seeing Hollywood musical Les Miserables.

A video of a US couple crying their eyes out on their way home after watching Les Miserables has gone viral after their sons posted it online.

Brothers Ryan and Kevin Ferguson from New York captured the footage of their sobbing parents during the car trip home after watching the musical, which stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

"I hear the first notes, I start to cry," their father says in the video.

"We've been to funerals where we're less upset. We've been to funerals of family members and have cried less."

Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who, given a second chance, becomes mayor of a French town and promises to care for an orphaned girl.

Subplots in the tear-jerker include that of a destitute mother forced into prostitution and a group of students who try to start a revolution against the monarchy.

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe in the first teaser trailer for Les Miserables, the film version of the world’s longest running musical.

When one of the brothers asks their mother what part of the movie made her so sad, she says she's too upset to talk about it.

The video was posted online on Friday, December 28.

It has already received more than 63,000 views, with many viewers saying they had a similar car trip home after the film.

The film is based on a successful 1980s stage musical, which is based on a 19th century novel by Victor Hugo.

Source: Daily Mail

Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving Editor: Nick Pearson

Les Miserables is the big screen adaptation of one of the most loved musicals ever, and our Entertainment Editor Richard Wilkins speaks to it’s stars - Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

A US woman cries during the trip home after watching Les Miserables.
A US woman cries during the trip home after watching Les Miserables.
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