The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

DVD - 2018
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Ths musical brings to life the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of "the greatest show on Earth". Rising from nothing, Barnum's 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.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1
NTSC
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (approximately 105 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: Ths musical brings to life the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of "the greatest show on Earth". Rising from nothing, Barnum's 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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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 10, 2018

This romantic/drama film is also largely a musical as it tells the story of show business through many theatrical performances and bright lights. The movie has big-name actors such as Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron, and Michelle Williams. What should have been an amazing movie, however, turned into somewhat of a sloppy mess. It seemed as though the director thought that the cinematography would have been enough so he did not bother too much with the dialogue performances or the storyline, leading to a somewhat confusing and disappointing movie. Nonetheless, I would rate this film 3.5/5 stars since it still found a way to captivate the audience despite its major downfalls @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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hcrathbun
Aug 08, 2018

SOOOOOOO AWSOME I loved it it was a great movie and i think year later i will be one of those classic forever to be watched bad graficex or not!

I seen this movie in teathere and my friend Dunken was there with his two little sisters too i must had forgot to write about this movie i seen Jan 10 2018 and all this time i thought i knew the lady and i didn't know where i know the lady from untill now when the guy said what are you looking at the people laughed when he came to charlie's house he asks him mom he needs to speak to her son she said that he does not want anyone to see him but wants to see him so he does and he wants him to came with him when they want to go to the party nad see other people the showmen tells them he can;t let them see them that the should go back to the circus to perform because he does not want them to see that they have promlums how they look like so they won't make fun of them soon they gert man at him and walk away after Zac buys a ticket for Anne he sees his parents are surprised to see him and her together and they don't like it and she runs away from him but they tell him to find his place but he doesn't listen ti them he runs after her so thye sing a song tgether on a rop the song really put a heart warming feeling to me i pretead it was me and Lucas singing together he was with but i could never remeber when i knew her from but now i remebered she is from Oz The Great And Powerful the song they sing this is me it remines me of Dami Lovoto singing in camp rock this is me i have 1 cd of Camp rock witch i never heard of it iswith a DVD and Stickers inclueded it is funny when a little guy says what are you loooking flap doole everyone laughed evan my brother and i because he was so little when he came to charlie's house he asks his mom he needs to speak to her son she said he doesn't have a son name charlie then she called him over and he asked him to jonh his show and it's sad that the showmen does not let the guysins in because they have promlums so they make fun of them soon they got mad at him and walked away when the others people see them they think they are weard when zac askedd them to leave cause the show was over they didn't wanted this is our town they said soon one man put up a fight and everyone was fighting and one man set up a fire buy throwing a lantern watching it 2ed time i didn't know who was walking threw the door but i didn't know it's him the little man the showman came home and his wife told him that they didn't have any money from the bank and gave him to the paper and she said she would had helped him benethe the stars made me cry a little hearing it in the movie teathere a millon dreams made me cry too because it was such a good song and gave me goosebumps and remeinded me of Lucas Dawson my old friend and i miss him so much.

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mikeedm
Aug 05, 2018

Music, dancing, and acting are all exceptional. This film will be a classic.

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booksmile
Aug 04, 2018

I love the "This is Me" song/scene!!! and have watched it many,many times....but I was disappointed by the movie, the writing/plot is quite a mess and the fancy camera bits (that work well with single figures) just distract from beautiful group dance choreography (and cut out a lot of dancers and interesting characters/performances) and some scenes feel like trying to watch all 3 rings of a circus at the same time while someone is also talking to you and waving flags in your face....it could have been put together better

I found it very enjoyable. This is a must see movie. Beware, the songs get stuck in your head( in a good way).

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rsyw
Aug 03, 2018

This was so so good! Visually so beautiful, amazing dancing, singing and overall choreography. If you enjoy musicals you'll love this. Hugh Jackman as always is amazing - to be honest wished this movie was longer! Did not want it to end. The scenes with Zendaya and Zac Efron were fantastic, and one particular song with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, the choreography was crazy good.

d2013 Jul 31, 2018

An enjoyable musical but a bit thin story-wise. Still, loved the costumes, dance routines and great songs. Great entertainment!

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LotusDcr
Jul 28, 2018

I was disappointed by the lack of spark between characters--this distracted me from getting deeply involved in the story. The dance/vocal scenes are exciting to watch and there I found enjoyment.

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yvettea40
Jul 27, 2018

I rented the movie from the library best movie I've seen in a minute. Characters, story line are on point for what's happening now. Great message. I've added a copy of the DVD for my collection.

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blue_panda_4979
Jun 02, 2018

"The joy is real, it doesn't mater where it comes from." - P.T. Barnum

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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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