As much as I respect Les Miserables, a best picture ought to work as a movie. Victor Hugo wasn't constrained by the movie-going experience. But today, the movie shouldn't be an homage to a previous work. I'm glad Les Miserables stuck so well to the existing material, but two and half hours later, I realized why this movie shouldn't have been made. It just wasn't a movie. It was great scenes organized into not that great a movie. Because the original story wasn't meant to be told like this. I would've liked to see Moonrise Kingdom go home with this award.