The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

DVD - 2018
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Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Other Standard Identifier: 0024543327868
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loganlib_Steph Jul 13, 2018

All I can say is WOW! This film is beautifully made. With a star-studded cast and amazing musical numbers. A movie for the whole family that will put a smile on your face. One I will watch over and over again.

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Veranda
Jul 13, 2018

thought it was inconsistent....some great songs and dances! some kinda meh...same with storyline and acting.
glad i saw it..think its worth watching.....Hamilton was WAYYY better.

AgilityQueen Jul 11, 2018

What a wonderful movie! The music, singing, and dance were all phenomenal and the story was very uplifting. Excellent performances by all cast members. Great movie for the whole family.

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samjenks
Jul 10, 2018

good musical.

a good movie

Luplup Jul 07, 2018

Love the songs, dancing and the story.

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breannadr3
Jul 03, 2018

Love love love!

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TYPICAL
Jul 01, 2018

By far not just a piece of fluff. To quote a line from the film: "...why another critic may have called it a celebration of humanity." We run around chasing what is called "The American Dream" and interpret that to be a mansion with people we don't even know applauding us and money that doesn't keep us warm when all we really needed was a tent and some beans and some people who actually cared about us.

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hammer59
Jul 01, 2018

Original and uniquely entertaining. Enjoy!

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chelseaallora
Jun 30, 2018

great movie

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blue_panda_4979
Jun 02, 2018

blue_panda_4979 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 99

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black_panther_1845
Jun 02, 2018

black_panther_1845 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Apr 22, 2018

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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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