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‘Les Mis’ Makes Parents Cry Their Eyes Out in Adorable Post-Movie Meltdown (VIDEO)

by Jacqueline Burt on January 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM

les mis parentsBoy oh boy, can I ever relate to the uncontrollably sobbing parents in this video, so thoughtfully (NOT!) filmed by their children after a "family trip to the Les Mis movie starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway." These poor heartbroken people having their post-cinema emotional breakdowns are exactly why I can't bring myself to see the film, even though it looks amazing: The trailer alone made me cry for two hours. Two hours! I'm not even exaggerating. A few minutes of skinny Anne Hathaway with her shorn head and big mournful eyes and that sad, sad song and I was toast. They don't call it Les Misérables for nothing, you know.

And how do the spawn of this sensitive pair react to their sorrowful display? They laugh. They LAUGH! "How can you laugh?" asks the mom, tearfully bundled up in the backseat. How, indeed!

Just watch:

Awwww! They're so, so sad and I completely get it. Especially the part where the mom decides the movie was better than the play. Because I saw Les Misérables on Broadway a billion years ago, and let me tell you, that trailer with Anne Hathaway made me cry sooooo much harder than the live onstage experience!!! (Maybe because my seats were kind of far away, but still.)

Can you relate to the parents in this video?


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  • EvaSa...


    January 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    "Bring Him Home" can bring me to tears if I even think about it.  I totally get it.

  • Carol...


    January 3, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Les Mis made me cry a few times.

  • 2cent...


    January 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM
    I saw it years ago onstage in Toronto. I'm waiting until it comes out on blu ray so I don't have to leave the theatre a total mess...again. :)
  • Kristi
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    January 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM
    I just saw it last night and it was amazing! I'm not ashamed to admit I cried at the end and almost did in numerous places, although I'm happy to say I heard other people crying at the end as well so at least I had company lol. I will say that you should go to that movie with an open mind. The voices aren't trained like you would usually hear but the emotion behind them were so raw and open that I personally didn't mind. Although I didn't like Amanda Seyfrieds (Can't remember how to spell, sorry) voice at all, but she's the only one I was disappointed in. Marius (Eddie Redmayne I believe) was AMAZING and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables was heartbreaking.
  • linzemae


    January 3, 2013 at 5:26 PM
    I didn't cry while watching it. I did choke up a few times. Show me how to train your dragon and a bawl!
  • RooMcGoo
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    January 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM
    An Incomplete History of Les Miserables:
  • dusky...


    January 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    I've never seen Les Mis, but if I ever need a good cry, I think that I will.

  • jhass
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    January 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM
    This video was posted by my cousins. This family is extremely close and loving. They actually went to see the film at the request of their parents as part of. Their wedding anniversary celebration. The video was posted only after the parents were sgown and was meant to be shown to those who know and love them. Never in a million years did they think that this video would go viral. Please do not judge others unless u know the entire story.
  • douxm...


    January 3, 2013 at 10:31 PM
    My sister and I cried for hours after the notebook. I get it.
  • mrswi...


    January 4, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    I have never seen it.

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