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: During the "This is me" sequence, the tattooed man is wearing a red cape. During the last few seconds of the song, he loses the cape and then it reappears again. (00:59:55)

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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 was Zendaya considered as one of the "freaks" (like they called them), even though she looked normal?

Answer: I'm pretty sure because she was a person of colour.

Answer: Her brother said people of the time didn't want to see colored people on the stage. It's clear throughout the entire movie that she faces undue discrimination from the public just for not being white.

Answer: There were other people in the circus who were just normal but had amazing abilities.

She was half black and half white.

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