Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman realizes that life is more than that he’s currently living. P.T. Barnum wants to give his wife more that he intended to be himself. His wife believes she has everything she wants rather than being everything she dreamed to be. P.T. Barnum showed his daughters a magic dream above all reality. That is the moment P.T. Barnum visualizes an amazing idea and finally celebrating the birth of show business in this original musical.
A place where people can see things they have never seen before. P.T. Barnum pitches is business idea with the quote: “People are fascinated with things they have never seen before”. He build the theater from scratch to an amazing palace for entertainment and laughter. Performers from all kinds of trades are applying for a chance to perform in this magical place.
The actors feel they are being judged and looked at furthermore being hunted by the people in the village. Hugh Jackman sees it as a way of being yourself while getting paid. P.T. Barnum realizes it’s not about himself, but about people being understand in the end. The village doesn’t see the performers as equals rather as freaks from society. The group of protesters starts to grow on a daily basis rather that embracing the uniqueness of the theater.
P.T. Barnum is risking everything is has build by continuing with the daily theater shows. The protesters are so raged that they even burn down the theater to stop the shows. In a changing world a place for entertainment of any kinds should be embraced by all people. The performers feel that P.T. Barnum put them in the spotlight and gave them a real family. The movie is a must see for the whole family.
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