Wow.

The Greatest Showman is beautiful.

Songs that inspire audiences to clap, tap and sing along, jaw-dropping costumes and choreography, a plot full of smiles and joy, wonderful performances from Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya (along with many others, including every singing child actor in the production) and visionary genre direction from Michael Gracey make it one of the best films of 2017 and an almost-perfect film musical.