7 Things I Wanted To Do After Watching The Greatest Showman (2017)

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I’m just too giddy to try and write an actual review of The Greatest Showman you guys. Not that my reviews are serious, well-written or articulated in the first place, but I can’t even bring myself to ramble about it. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE. I’d been excited to see it since the very first trailer, but I never thought it would suck me in like it did. Maybe motherhood has turned me into a big sap.

In fact, Jenna is up for writing on Flick Chicks again so I might be reviewing it over on that blog anyway!

Instead, I thought I’d share 7 things I wanted to do as soon as those credits rolled.

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1. Jump up out of my seat, sing and dance. It was the first movie I’ve ever seen where everyone clapped at the end. I live in the UK, we don’t normally do this. We pick up our empty cups of tea and quietly shuffle out of the room.

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2. Find the soundtrack on Spotify and play it as loud as possible. I did this on the drive home, then did it again the next day, only quiet because you know, baby in the car and all.

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3. Go and see it again. I don’t think it’ll happen, but my husband has been warned that he’ll be made to watch it as soon as it’s out on DVD or VoD.

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4. Re-watch High School Musical. Has anyone else missed Zac Efron singing and dancing just as much as me?

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5. Tell everybody about it until they hate me. Also, pronounce Hugh Jackman’s name as HUGE? ACKMAN? whenever possible.

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6. Visit a circus show. Get disappointed when it’s nowhere near as good.

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7. Daydream about Hugh Jackman (I’m trying not to say it…) in that red jacket. I do love a man in uniform…

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24 thoughts on “7 Things I Wanted To Do After Watching The Greatest Showman (2017)

  1. Awesome post, Allie! Glad to finally see someone else who loved this movie as much as I did (hell, possibly even more, from the sounds of it here). I, too, have had the album on repeat since seeing this thing. X)

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  2. Hugh Jackman and Zack Efron were amazing, the showmanship fantastic. Michael Gracey skillfully brought together the best music, choreography, cast, cinematography and visual effects I have seen in recent years, all fresh and original, and integrated them into nothing short of a masterpiece. I could watch repeatedly for the journey it takes me on, and for movie musicals. This movie deserves to be considered an instant classic.

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  3. I was excited for this movie, then the controversy made me sad but damn, I LOVE musicals. So now I’ll definitely try to catch in cinemas this week before it goes away from my local.

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  4. I’m so glad you loved this.

    Infectious is probably the best word, as whether you it to or not, this film charms the pants off of you.

    I thought it was silly, but I had a great time watching it. My 8 year old loved it!

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  5. Great post! I have yet to see this. On the High School Musical front, I still can’t believe they dubbed Efron with another singer in the first movie. His voice sounds so much better in HSM2

    It’s so embarrassing that I have watched those. lol

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  6. Awesome post! I was about to see this last weekend but had to change plans last minute. But listening to the soundtrack gives me all of these feels. I hope to see it before it leaves theaters! πŸ˜€

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  7. YAY!! Another enthusiast!! I loved this film I am using double exclamation marks!! I am still listening to the Soundtrack, I fell in love with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron (I miss him in his singing days too). I also saw on another review that this was one of the only films where the entire audience sat transfixed and everyone was paying attention. I was legitimately sad when it ended and wanted more. When the DVD is out, it is ALL MINE and I will watch it on repeat!

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