I tend to pronounce the first "S" in Les Mis,
making me sound like less than a wiz.
I did like the movie. Very moving. I read today that critics often panned the original show for its "earnestness". And reportedly a lot of critics don't like the film for the same reason.
But, audiences are another matter. They mostly don't mind earnestness. That's because they're not deeply cynical, I suppose.
Cynicism tends to destroy
the taste for unalloyed joy.
- Les Mis & The Critics