My Score: 5
I remember when I first watched Sweeney Todd. I had no idea it was a musical, I just knew that it had Johnny Depp in it and I had heard how good it was. So I sat down by myself to watch it and was presently surprised to find out it was a musical. Even better yet was that the film did three straight songs with minimal talking between them. I had hoped that the whole move would be that way, and was slightly disappointed when more dialog found its way into the movie. Since that day I have been dreaming of a serious musical that had none to little talking. I looked and looked but could not find one. I had resigned to the idea that there was not one to be had, nor could it ever happen.
Now, I knew that Les Miserables was a musical, but when I heard that it had accomplished this, I immediately thought my source was just exaggerating, after all it was ABC News Good Morning
Overall Average: 4.6