Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson) lives a life on the run for stealing a loaf of bread. Settling in a remote town, he devotes himself to the care of the poor, including the beautiful, young, and poverty stricken Fantine (Uma Thurman). When Fantine dies, she leaves a daughter, Cosette, (Claire Danes) who Valjean raises. But they are haunted by Javert (Geoffrey Rush), a policeman whose lifelong search for Valjean has become an obsession. A hunt begins that will come to a final confrontation on the revolution torn streets of Paris.
Terrible script. Liam Neeson is really not a great actor. But the script is so appalling. Corny words. I don't think it really matters who you got to play the parts. It also looks like it has been done on the cheap, one of those made for TV types of films. Save your time and money and give it a wide berth.