The Greatest Showman (2017)

The Greatest Showman (2017)
  • Release Date: 20 December 2017 (USA)
  • Genres: Biography, Drama, Musical
  • Run Time: 105 Minutes
  • Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox
  • Directors: Michael Gracey
  • Writer: Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon
  • Stars: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya , Keala Settle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Paul Sparks
It takes the life of P.T. Barnum, the anything-goes circus impresario of the 1800s, who is played with irresistible effervescence by Hugh Jackman, and turns him into a saintly huckster-maestro who invented the spirit of modern showbiz by daring to follow his dream. At the same time, the film takes Barnum’s infamous believe-it-or-not attractions — Tom Thumb, Dog Boy, Tattoo Man, the Bearded Lady — and makes them over into sensitive enlightened outcasts, a kind of 19th-century freak-show gallery of identity politics.