The Greatest Showman

The film follows the life and trials of P.T. Barnum.

It starts off with a young Barnum vowing to not treat his kids as he was treated. We see him then lose his job and have to tell his family. Broke and down on his luck, he manages to get a loan from the bank and opens a museum of the macabre and strange. However when this fails he enlists the help of some "freaks" and puts on a show.

A reported uncovers it's all a fraud and people who don't like the act force him to find other means to make money. After finding a Swedish singer and going on tour with her, his circus feels neglected and gets into a fight with locals.

When the singer quits and it ruins Barnum he returns to his circus to find the building on fire and watches it burn to the ground, only to rebuild with what is now considered a circus.


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Continuity mistake: When Barnum goes to see Charity by the beach at the end of the film, they embrace. As the camera shows a close up of their faces Charity's head is on Barnum's right shoulder, but when they reverse the shot to show her expression she is now on his left shoulder. (01:30:10)

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P.T. Barnum: The noblest art is that of making others happy.

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Trivia: In the opening credits there's a hidden image of Wolverine's arms with his claws out. To add a meta level to it, there's an image of an actual Easter egg in place of Wolverine's head.


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Question: Why couldn't young P. T. Barnum or his father retaliate against Charity's father for striking him?

Answer: In those days that would be a normal punishment for P.T.'s behaviour. His father could have said something but did not want to lose a customer. P.T. also did not want his father to lose a customer because they knew getting money was worth taking the hit. If they had enough money to miss one customer it may have been different.


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