Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webbers

Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber's
Status:
Available on DVD
Film/TV/Stage:
Film
Genre:
Drama/Musical/Romance (PG-13)
Year:
2004
Director:
Joel Schumacher
Running time:
143 minutes
Image Gallery:
The Phantom of the Opera Gallery
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Cast:
Gerard Butler …. The Phantom
Emmy Rossum …. Christine
Patrick Wilson …. Raoul
Miranda Richardson …. Madame Giry
Minnie Driver …. Carlotta
Ciarán Hinds …. Firmin
Simon Callow …. Andre
Victor McGuire …. Piangi
Jennifer Ellison …. Meg Giry
Murray Melvin …. Reyer
Kevin McNally …. Buquet
James Fleet …. Lefevre
Imogen Bain …. Carlotta’s Maid
Miles Western …. Carlotta’s Wigmaker
Judith Paris …. Carlotta’s Seamstress

Description:
A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protege whom he trains and loves.

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Production Notes:
Released on DVD in the US – May 5, 2005
Release on DVD in the UK – April 28, 2005

AWARDS
2005 – Nominated – Academy Awards – Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Musci Written for A Motion Picture-Best Original Song

2005 – Nominated – Saturn Award – Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film, Best Costumes, Best Performance by a Younger Actor-Emmy Rossum

2005 – Nominated – Art Directors Guild – Excellence in Production Design Award – Feature Film – Period of Fantasy Film

2005 – WON – Critic’s Choice Awards – Best Young Actress – Emmy Rossum

2005 – Nominated – Critics Choice Awards – Best Picture 2005 – Golden Globes – Best Motion Picture, Best Original Song, Best Performance by an Actress-Musical or Comedy-Emmy Rossum

2005 – Nominated – Golden Satellite Awards – Best Actor-Gerard Butler, Best Supporting Actor-Patrick Wilson, Best Actress-Emmy Rossum, Best Supporting Actress-Minnie Drive, Best Art Direction/Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Motion Picture/Comedy or Musical, Best Original Song, Best Screenplay, Best Sound Editing


Release Dates:
UK 10 December 2004
USA 22 December 2004 (limited)
IMDB Rating:
7/10
IMDB ID:
293508
Filming Location:
Pinewood Studios, UK

106 comments on “Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webbers

  1. Hi

    If your reading this Gerard i have a question for you. Will you please try to be in “Love never dies” if they turn it into a movie. I can t stand the thought of the phantom it being a different actor. I really hope you will consider it. I know my opinion does not really matter in the grand scheme of your career, but I have to ask. I REALLY!! want to see you in that movie (if it comes out.)

  2. HELLO GERRY AND HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY. SINCE I AM SINGLE I AM SURE THAT THE SONG “LEARN TO BE LONELY” HAS BEEN WRITTEN FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CAN UNDERSTAND HOW THE “PHANTOM” FEELS. MANY TIMES I GET SELFISH AND SAY THAT SIR ANREW LLOYD WEBBER WROTE THE SONG FOR ME. ON THE OTHER HAND A FEW DAYS AGO WHILE WATCHING ONE OF THE ENDLESS VIDEOS OF PHANTOM I HEARD SOMEBODY SAYING THAT YOU CANNOT SING. I GOT ANGRY, AND HONESTLY IF I HAD THAT INDIVIDUAL IN FRONT OF ME I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO CHECK HIS EARS. YOUR VOICE CAN BECOME BRUTAL AND SEXY WHEN YOU SING ROCK AND EXTREMELY SENSITIVE, SOFT AND TENDER WHEN YOU SING SONGS LIKE “THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT”. I AM SENDING YOU A SWEET KISS ANGEL OF MUSIC AND GO STRAIGHT AWAY TO SEE THE PHANTOM ONCE MORE…..

  3. HELLO GERRY. I JUST WANT TO SEND YOU MY WARMEST WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR AND PRAY TO “HEAR YOU SING ONCE MORE”. A FEW DAYS AGO RAMIN KARIMLOO AND OTHER WEST END STARS PERFORMED IN ATHENS. I DID NOT GO TO THE THEATRE TO HEAR THEM BASICALLY FOR ONE REASON…..I WANT TO LISTEN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ROMANTIC SONG OF SIR ANREW LLOYED WEBBER AND I AM REFERRING TO THE “MUSIC OF THE NIGHT” ONLY BY YOU…. I AM GOING TO SEE THE PHANTOM ONCE MORE NOW. TAKE CARE ANGEL OF MUSIC…..

  4. This was the very first movie I saw with Gerard Butler in it. In eighth grade, my chorus class was going to sing some songs from the Phantom of the Opera including The Phantom of the Opera, Music of the Night, Think of me, and All I ask of you.

    One day, I decided to look up Music of the Night because it was stuck in my head and I wanted to listen to the full version of it (we weren’t singing the whole song, but it was my favorite POTO song). So I came across Gerry singing Music of the Night and I thought, “Hey, who’s this hottie potottie? He’s really good!” So I watched a few more songs by him, and that’s when I started to like him. I then saw Dracula 2000 with my sister and cousin and then my sister became obsessed with him too.

    I think this is one of Gerard’s best works yet. Same with 300. 300 and this is his best yet. And since I’m posting this on his birthday, I might as well say happy birthday a second time. Now I have to go tell my sister today is his birthday because I don’t think she knows.

  5. Kathleen on said:

    Where to start. I am 62 and saw “phantom ..” in New York. I thought Michael Crawford, who came from a rock & roll band was wonderful. We bought the cd after that and played it so often our kids got sick of it. Many years later when the new version game out, they cried with me as we watched it on TV. Gerard Butler’s performance in the new “Phantom …” is absolutely magnificent. It is wonderfully entertaining, excellently cast! Gerard Butler singing and performance can not be out done!

  6. ANGELA on said:

    THERE IS SOMETHING THAT I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND. THERE IS A SONG CALLED “NO ONE WOULD LISTEN” AND UNFORTUNATELY IT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE FILM. WHY? GERRY, “THE PHANTOM”, MAKES ANOTHER WONDERFUL AND SENSITIVE RENDITION SHOWING NOT ONLY HOW HE FEELS ABOUT CHRISTINE BUT ALSO THAT AS A CHARACTER IS NOT AS BAD AS HE SEEMS. IF I WERE CHRISTINE, I WOULD CHOOSE THE PHANTOM FOR SURE…….

  7. bryan on said:

    This movie is one of my favorites. This is the only movie that really gets to me emotionally. I honestly can say this is one of Gerard’s best movies. It would be a SHAME if Gerard did not play the role of the phantom in the second movie “Love Never Dies”, i am really hoping to see him take that role and answer the question we all would like to know, what happen from when the phantom left, to when Christine died and he left her the rose on her tombstone.

  8. ANGELA on said:

    THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? MY FAVOURITE MOVIE. GERARD BUTTLER? THE BEST PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. MY FAVOURITE SONG EVER? (I AM 43 YEARS OLD) “THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT”, BUT ONLY WITH GERRY’S VOICE. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT HIS RENDITION IN THIS SONG MUST BECOME A LESSON TO ALL THE ARTISTS WHO SING OR WILL SING THIS SONG IN THE FUTURE. I SAW THE MOVIE IN JANUARY 2005 AND WHEN IT ENDED I STARTED CRYING. UNTIL NOW, I REALLY DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE SEEN THIS MOVIE ON MY DVD WITH ALWAYS WITH THE SAME RESULT. TEARS IN MY EYES. LAST YEAR THE SEQUEL OF THE PHANTOM “LOVE NEVER DIES” PREMIERED ON STAGE IN LONDON. I HOPE THAT SOME DAY I WILL HEAR THIS WONDERFUL SCOTTISH ACTOR SINGING THE SONGS OF THE SEQUEL ESPECIALLY THE SONG “TILL I HEAR YOU SING ONCE MORE”. I AM SURE THAT HE WILL BE THE ONE WHO WILL “MAKE THIS SONG TAKE WINGS”……KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK GERRY…..”TILL I HEAR YOU SING ONCE MORE ANGEL OF MUSIC……”

    P.S.

    TONIGHT, APRIL 22 2011, THE TELEVISION WILL PLAY THE “PHANTOM”….CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH IT ONCE MORE…….

  9. Funny, most of the comments are of the female gender,,,I actually tear up as well even watching the film many many times. In the final scene I actually finding myself unconciously holding my breathe as the final minutes emotionally capture my imagination. I think we all have a “little Phantom” locked inside our souls trying to get out.

  10. Here I go, another year I will be teaching my students Phatom of the Opera, using Gerry as the
    Phantom, at the end of the unit I show the movie– his version. Every girl falls in love with him. Last year the girls never left the lunch table they were so busy talking about him….I say I won’t
    do it this year, and a group of 5th graders come in Sept. and ask Is this the year we do Phantom’
    I do it in my Hero in Literature Unit the Phantom as the anti-hero, but I read the children’s version
    of the Phantom, I do a Dramatic Reading, lights out….then the kids have to write what they feel
    as the Phantom as a child, then an adult, I get really good stories with strong feelings, then we study the Opera House, Degas and the dancers, The different versions and adaptations of the story, then THE MOVIE–They do illustrations of the story, symbols etc. Then
    I show it to 60 students in the Spring every year. It has become a tradition in our school..
    Gerry inspired me to write a short story of the sequel of POTO and my freinds love it.
    I have seen the show, read every book, sequel, POTO has been part of my life…I must have gone through 20 CD’s….Its been fun, GerryButler.Net, the people, the conventions, going to Scotland, Just because I saw one Movie watched Gerry and it changed everything. It was powerful.

    All because I fell in love with Gerry’s performance, and that’s the story.

  11. Anna S. on said:

    To those of you who have obsessively observed and chronicled every detail of the Phantom of the Opera’s extensive history- as a book, a musical, a TV miniseries (not joking), and a few movie adaptations, I firmly believe the conclusion is clear- the 2004 film adaptation is the BEST of all. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the original or ALW’s musical (except for maybe Herbert Lom and Claude Rains and the Robert Englund version- that’s just WRONG) but this is without a doubt, the most beautiful, emotionally powerful, poignant, unforgettable, mesmerizing film in the history of all the world, let alone the Phantom world. And why? Well, there are a number of valid reasons, but one of the basic ones is Gerard Butler’s heartstopping performance as the Phantom. The way he dedicated himself so utterly to the role is impressive for any actor, but his talent and becoming the character made it superb work worth remembering. His movement, his breathtaking singing voice, and of course the depths of pain, hatred, hope, love, passion, and all manner of swirling, intense emotions in his every move and his deep blue eyes made him not playing the Phantom, but perfectly embodying and becoming the Phantom completely.
    So, obviously, I have seen the film countless times, and, being the obsessive, pitiful phan/ Gerry fan I am, the sobs that take me over at the end of the film have neither faded nor become forced. No, in fact, it is only getting WORSE. I actually have begun to cry BEFORE the end, now. *sigh* Oh, Gerry, you magnificent heartbreaker.
    As a girl who plans to be an actress herself, I greatly admire this performance to no end, and when Andrew Lloyd Webber’s recent, AMAZING sequel, Love Never Dies, was released in London, my first thought was “WHEN DOES IT COME OUT IN THE U.S.?!” my second was “THEY HAD SURE AS (expletive censored) MAKE IT INTO A (enthusiastic expletives of joy censored) MOVIE!!!! WITH GERRY!!!!!” now that I have become slightly more calm and rational in the months since, having watched every Love Never Dies video on Youtube, listened to the ENTIRE soundtrack on Youtube, become an official member of the Official Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theater in London Really Useful Group site, and read the complete synopsis on Wikipedia (not neccesarily in that order) I can say, quite logically, that they have to make a film, with the EXACT SAME ORIGINAL CAST such as Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, and Miranda Richardson, and so on and so forth- with new talent as the new characters, mind you- ESPECIALLY GERARD BUTLER AS THE PHANTOM! Who among our passionate ranks would miss a chance to see our favorite, most talented Scottish actor smolder, enflame our hearts and break them, and passionately love his Christine to the ends of the earth as the ever-sorrowful, ever-seductive, ever-hypnotic Phantom once more?! NO ONE! So, my phriends and phellow Gerry phans, I call upon you to raise your voices in favor of a Love Never Dies philm starring the original cast, directed perhaps by Joel, and produced by the brilliant, ingenious Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber once more. So, Gerry- Til We Hear You Sing Once More!

  12. Donna and George Montalbano on said:

    Hi all,
    George and I saw the Phantom of the Opera way back in 2005. We had always loved the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman singing and acting. We have seen it twice on the stage. Once in Chicago and again in Las Vegas for our anniversary in 2007 with our whole family. I have seen it so many times on DVD, I lost count of how many times. We have given it as gifts over the years and still have not grown tired of it. It thrills me each time I see it. I too would love to see it again on the big screen. It would be so wonderful now that Gerard Gerry Butler is so well known, I think you probably would have many many more people going to see it. We hope thes short messages reach the right people and they will answer all of us and show it again on the Big screen. What fun that would be for all of us fans who have been so faithful to Gerard Butler. My hubby George and I and our family have seen every movie he has ever made and have given his DVDs out as gifts since 2005 when I first joined GerardButler.net and Gerardbutlergals.com….First of course of GB.Net in 2005 and had to rejoin in 2007 when something went wrong and I couldn’t get in. Peigi McCann (Peggy) helped me to get in with her wonderful avatar and signature of THE PHANTOM of the OPERA…I try and go in periodically when I am able. Such a wonderful human being. I only saw him once in person and that was at the Comic Con in San Deigo just before “300” came out. He was such a gentleman to each and every person who came by the Warner BRos booth. Looking forward to anything that Gerard (Gerry) Butler makes.. He is soooo outstanding as an actor and as a human being.
    Hugs and luv
    Donna Jean Montalbano and George too enjoys all his movies…well, he doesn’t seem them as much as I do…he loves, UGLY TRUTH and of course Phantom of the Opera…he hope Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler will do another comedy together. They are so gorgeous and their personalities go so well together.
    Hugs, and best wishes to GB in all he does and to his lovely family for backing him and to his mom for such a grand human being.

  13. Dorietly McCraven on said:

    I have watched POTO about a thousand times. Half of those times I’ve watched it on our 60″ TV. However, I never got the chance to see it on the big screen. Does anyone know if there are plans to re-release it on the big screen again??? I think it would gain a much bigger profit than the first release. Please, Please Mr Andrew Lloyd Webber, and let us have the chance to see it on the big screen with Gerard Budler one more time

  14. Sugarfoot on said:

    After all of this time, i never get tired of hearing Gerry sing as the Phantom,, his work in this film was an award winning performance. He put his very sould into doing this, should have been awarded more than it was… more than any other film he has done, this one touched my very heart and soul, as it seem to also touch his in his preformance. My first Gerry film was Attila, what a surprise when i found out he was to do the Phantom.. having seen it with Michael Crawford though no one could ever top his preformance. I was so wrong… Michael could not have given what Gerry did. Michael is a singer, but Gerry was the Phantom. I love to listen to my c.d. of Phantom daily, never getting tired of Gerrys singing. Nobody can ever , nor should be the Phantom again, except of course Gerry.

  15. What a wonderful way to start the day with a poto web site and the see his beautiful face and listen to his sing.

  16. This is an AMAZING movie and I could find the new aspects of Gerad. Especially, his voice was perfect to express the Phantom’s feelings. I want to buy DVD and OST albums so much!!!

  17. Gerry butler melted the heart of millions around the world with his superb, sexy, sensuous, passionate and unforgettable performance as the Phantom. People who have watched the movie watched over and over and were mesmerized by him much like the character Christine, and I am sure the actress herself. being on my fifties i had forgotten what was like to be passionately in love. He brought all those feelings back like a torrent sweeping me off my feet.
    I am still in love with this man, this phantom, this actor. Fantastic job, Gerry!!!!!!!!

  18. Ann Li Oz on said:

    I absolutely love and adore forever Gerry’s portrayal of our dear Phantom. I have watched it so many times, and I think he’s just wonderful and breathtaking in it. His singing is gorgeous, seductive and sensual, his raw acting touches the heart. He made me cry with him over and over….I really think he IS the Phantom, no one could have done it any better than him. It’s not just because he’s a handsome man, but he’s so very talented, and a good person too – which shows through, because he understands the Phantom’s torment completely. I PRAY that if there is a sequel he will take up his courage and reprise the role – surely he knows how much we LOVE HIM???? No one else, only Gerry.

  19. Eugenie on said:

    I hope and i wish the sequel of POTO become a film ONLY WITH GERARD BUTLER!!! He was and he is the BEST PHANTOM!!! GB put his soul to this role!!! He gave another dimension to “Erik” make him more sensitive, romantic, mysterious and sooooo passionate and seductive!!!!! I loved Erik ONLY because of Gerard!!!!!!

  20. Donna Jean and George Montalbano on said:

    Both my hubby, George and I have been fans ever since The Phantom of the Opera came out. We listened for years to Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman and gave that recording to everyone we thought would enjoy it. We saw it on the stage twice, but I can honestly say that Gerry (Gerard Butler) is the Phantom to us. The first time we saw him was for our anniversary gift to the movie show. George said lets go see the movie, we have loved the music for so long, it should be wonderful seeing a movie version of it. Well, from the moment he Gerry Butler comes down that candle let hallway, he has captured us for a lifetime. I must admit, I am probably a wee bit more adoring to Gerard Butler’s character of the Phantom than my hubby is. I have seen it so many times, I have lost count. What amazes me is I never tire of seeing him. That marvelous, expressive face of his carries me into that movie each time and I cry for him each time. Gerry became the Phantom of the Opera and I pray if LOVE NEVER DIES, sequel to POTO every comes to the movie house, he and he alone MUST play it not matter his age. We have seen every single movie that GB has made. Even the terrible copies that we got from people that must have copied them a trillion times like Little White Lies, Lucy Sullivan and some of the earlier movies. If we were able to buy it from Amazon.com, we have..At this point I am waiting for the July release of The Bounty Hunter. I couldn’t see it in the movies because I was laid up with a knee replacment, but no matter, we will enjoy it just as much as all the others when we receive it. I have bought copies for family and friends. Honestly, though POTO is my favorite and then ATTILA and THE JURY and “300.” just so outstanding and just star struck on how he changes when he plays each character. Some day he will get that Shinny Guy that they pass out ever year or we his fans will really RAISE you know what!!!!!

  21. June Holmblade on said:

    Gerard is my favorite actor. I have sent in a review already, but I wanted to add that my 9 year old nephew is crazy about the Phantom. He loves the music especially the overture. He made the remark that even though he is a male himself, he agrees that the phantom is good looking and Christine should have picked him. He said the phantom was so much more interesting to watch than her boyfriend. Of course, I am biased, I believe Gerard upstages anyone he co-stars with. He’s the best. Deserves so much more recognition than he is getting.

  22. Ginmarie on said:

    Before this movie i never heard of Gerard Butler. But I was completely inspired, he became the phantom himself and his voice brought chills over me. Never ever happened before when i hear someone sing. Excellent work. I love this movie and i hope to purchase it along with the soundtrack very soon

  23. ANGELA on said:

    GERARD IS A WONDERFUL ACTOR AND THE BEST PHANTOM OF THE OPERA EVER. I SAW THIS FILM IN THE MOVIE IN THE BEGINNING OF 2005 AND FROM THAT MOMENT ON MANY MANY TIMES IN MY CONDO, ENDING UP WITH TEARS IN MY EYES ALL THE TIME. MY FAVOURITE SONG EVER IS “THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT” AND I WANT TO HEAR IT ONLY FROM GERRY. IT IS THE MOST PERFECT RENDITION I HAVE EVER HEARD AND MUST BECOME A LESSON TO EVERY OTHER SINGER WHO WANTS TO SING IT. THE PREVIOUS MONTH THE SEQUEL OF P.T.O. PREMIERED ON STAGE IN LONDON. I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT PRETTY SOON I WILL HEAR GERRY SINGING THESE SONGS AND ESPECIALLY “TILL I HEAR YOU SING ONCE MORE” AND “THE BEAUTY UNDERNEATH”. HE WILL MAKE ALL THESE SONGS TAKE WINGS….SO “TILL I HEAR YOU SING ONCE MORE” ANGEL OF MUSIC……

  24. Anne-Christine on said:

    Shortly befor Christmas 2008 I by accident in the TV “The Phantom of the Opera” seen. And which I am to say? Gerry, you were noticeable to me there the first times consciously.
    Were the deeply sad eyes, which bound me. And “Phantom” everything were ugly but.
    I wanted to never see in former times the musical. It was broad-stepped in such a way into Germany of the press and the TV that it made already no more sense there to go. “One knows nevertheless history!” I thought at last, until I saw the film.
    Perhaps it was also becouse of the fact that I was so sensitive straight at the time for the story of the man, who is never gotten its large love, becouse I had the same problems. My partner left me after 7 years.
    As said, after the film I had to find out first times “Who is Gerard Butler?”
    I was surprised that I had nevertheless already seen many films with him. I find many very good. But the best one is and remains for me “The Phantom of the Opera”.
    Meanwhile I have this film already three times at home. Of it also one in original. Imust have those simply, when I experienced that tho actors sing all songs. And I wanted to nevertheless absolutely hear Gerry´s voice. “Wow” – Goose skin purely.

  25. Hannah on said:

    TO WILLA- You say how you feel about Gerard and I second those emotions,,,He is just here on the planet to be loved..what a man!!!!!

  26. Hannah on said:

    Gerard Butler’s phantom was riveting, a very beautifull, yet haunting, portrayal, both action and song … his voice just perfect for this singing role: furthermore, this is by far the best phantom ever!!! ….not boring like all the others I have seen before. Thank you, Gerard, for once again just being you, the dedicated, talented and gifted, wonderful , professional actor that you are. Keep on. We love you.

  27. Willa on said:

    When I finally saw The Phantom of the Opera on the stage I enjoyed it but really had a hard time understanding a lot of it as we were up in the thin air seats. When I noticed the POTO DVD in the store I got it out thinking maybe things would be clearer. My God! What an experience! Seeing that wonderfully sexy Gerry act and sing has changed my life. Seriously! I know some others might not understand this obsession, but I’m so glad to see that there are so many of you out there who do understand. I own all his movies; I buy any magazine that mentions him and I play the POTO CD EVERY SINGLE DAY! What a sensual and commanding and masculine man! I’m completely besotted!

  28. Alevtina on said:

    Great movie !!!!!!!!!! Thank you !!!!!!!!!! Cinemas in Russia were filled

    I play in the musical “Phantom of the Opera” Christine. But better Phantom than you I have not seen)))))

  29. Eugenie on said:

    I love POTO 2004!!! Gerard is the best phantom!!! He is a great actor with amazing voice!!!!

  30. Deidra on said:

    Adore this movie its my favorite, Gerard is a great singer,actor,and performer.
    A must see film.i have seen this movie over 100 times. gerard butler has been one of my favorite actors since this movie came out but he is on top of my list as number one and he always will be i love most of his movies,300,ugly truth,bounty hunter,and i adore many more. i think that i am probably the only 11 year old who adores gerard butler’s work. But i let all my friends know about his great work. love your work gerard keep doing what you are doing ! :)

  31. Oh, man! I had no idea that the Phantom of Gerard Butler. I had to to notice his in credit. He just looks so different clean cut, and still gorgeous! Nice body in those pants. Great voice, too! I became an instant fan. Can’t get enough of him as the Phantom. I watch it all the time. That Emmy chick was soooo lucky!

  32. POTO is my favorite Gerry Butler movie, because Gerry made me love it. I have seen the musical
    and it was ok, but I never cared for the phantom, then I saw Gerry and felt the passion of the Phantom, I have seen it 500 times and love it. Gerry made me love everything about it.
    This is my 5th year on GB Net and I have seen all Gerry’s movies, this remains the reason
    why I am here. I am looking forward to the movie that will do this for me again, I know that
    Gerry has it in him, he has developed into a good actor, Gerry go for it! Your ready. Passion…..

  33. Maïka on said:

    I LOVE THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Emmy Patrick AND GERRY I’m french but i love this moovie!!!!! it’s realy great!!!!

  34. I have watched this movie like a hundred times and it just gets better and better every time! I love Gerry in the role of the phantom. I have just wondered, why is it that you must keep your hand at the level of your eyes? Has it something to do with the noose or something? Or maybe I´m just so stupid that I wont get it :D

  35. Julie M on said:

    I thought POTO was one of the most visually beautiful breathtaking films I have ever seen. The set design and costumes were gorgeous and I thought Joel Schumacher just did a fantastic job of putting it on screen. By the time I saw this movie, I was a new GB fan. I had seen some of his earlier films and with each film I became more and more addicted. There are so many wonderful moments in this movie. I love watching Gerry’s facial expressions. I thought he was incredibly sexy when he took Christine to his lair and swept his cloak off. Wow, I have watched that over and over again. He does it with such flair and sexiness! My heart still breaks for him when I watch the movie each time. The ending when he sings to the monkey and Christine gives him her ring, oh, how my heart breaks for him, and the tears that he cries! Sometimes I really get overcome with emotion watching those scenes. He is the bomb in my book. I have never been so drawn to an actor the way I have been drawn to him. I eagerly await each new film and I think he just gets better and better. I adore him and his sense of humor, boyishness, sexiness and badass all combined. I love all his interviews as they are all so different! I will be a fan forever.

  36. Kitt Holmblade on said:

    I discovered gerard on Phantom of the Opera. Before that movie, I had never heard of him. no one could play that part any better than him. I thought he was so gorgeous even with the mask and messed up face, (way to cute to be a phantom). I fell in love and that was all she wrote. I was done for life. He is the man. He takes command of his part so well and of all of his movies (and I love them all) but this one is still my favorite. I don’t usually like musicals, but this one has such beautiful music and is such a classic, and everyone is so good at acting and singing. But…. Gerard, as far as I am concerned, made that movie as far as actors go. And, his singing was awsome. He has such a sexy voice. Sooooo tallented. Soooo good looking. I pitty the woman he marries, if he ever does, cuz the whole female world is in love with him.

  37. Brittney on said:

    i am a recent fan of the Phantom of the Opera… i love everything about it the music, the dancing, gerard, the costumes, and pretty much everything else. i loved gerard in P.S. I Love You and now i am amazed at the depth of his character in P.O.T.O. he really portrayed the Phantom down to the inner character… i was also so suprised at how awesome he could sing… having no experience he was breathtaking… all in all Phantom of the Opera is the best movie i’ve seen in a long time… and the fact that Gerard is in it made it even better…

  38. sue grint on said:

    i left a review nearly a year ago, but i had to add this. my family and friends always now refer to gerry as my man, i wish, but at christmas my sister was given p.o.t.o. as part of a present and said to me, is that right your man was in it. i said yes, she said she really enjoyed it and he perform the part brilliantly and was amazed at his singing ability, especially as he wasnt actually a singer. i said the only thing was you couldnt tell it was him because of all the makeup, prostetics etc., and it could have been fred bloggs from down the road, and even gerry mentioned on one of his interviews that he kept having to look close at himself on camera to believe it was him himself.

  39. Damn I’m obsessed with this, Gerard is just to hot. All my friends on school are thinking that I have gone mad because I love Phantom (he’s just to cute with his eyes^-^ and cloak and voice and all the other things). And I’m addicted to “Music Of The Night” (well I’m glad it’s a lovely song ^-^) BEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. What can I say, Ab Fab! So much passion so little satisfaction. Great performance so can’t wait to see what you do next.

  41. Paula D in TX on said:

    I saw POTO a few years ago & have carried this “feeling” (almost breathless) inside that is aroused everytime I hear music or words that bring back the memory of this production. I rented it again last week & have watched it twice & it’s in the DVR player waiting for me again to select “Play the Movie”…the anticipation is thick around me. Gerard Butler is amazing in this role. I can not think of another that brings the Phantom to life…he oozes sensual promise and a devotion to Christine that awakens feelings in women watching that they may never find…except in this movie with the Phantom. And Gerard Butler IS the Phantom. My next DVD purchase will be this movie.

  42. Forgive me, for those who have not the same ocd I do; this is going to be a long comment.
    I was ten when I first saw Gerry in Phantom. Watching it, not even getting most of the story’s more mature elements, I cried like my whole family had died at the end. I dreamed about it, I watched it over and over. I looked it up on the Internet, found out who Gerry was, and there started a lifelong (actually, only part of it) obsession. My DVD started to die because I watched it so much, and I had to stop. I sort of forgot about it, but my obsession for Gerry remained the same.
    Fast forward 2 years. I have just seen Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and I watched P.S. I Love You and completely broke down. Thinking of crying over Gerry, I remembered my most precious Phantom. I rushed to our DVDs, dug around a little, and yanked out THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. I could almost her Beethoven’s Ode to Joy as I slid it in and hit play.
    The whole movie, I sat there with my heart fluttering, my breath shallow, and my spine tingling- in the love scenes between Christine and Phantom especially.
    I fell in love with Phantom all over again, and now, with more knowledge about the world, my heart broke even deeper at the end.
    I have remained a dedicated Gerry/ Phantom lover ever since.
    STUPID CHRISTINE, SHOULD HAVE PICKED THE MOST PERFECT, MOST BEAUTIFUL PHANTOM! RAOUL IS A WEENIE WITH A SEMI-PRETTY FACE AND NO LIFE! WHO NEEDS HIM? HE’S NOT WHAT I LOOK FOR IN A MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i dont have anything against PW, just Raoul.

  43. Celeste Martinez on said:

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” is an unbelievable, exciting, drama-filled version of this story that I absolutely adore! I remember seeing the story when I was a kid and it was the horror-version. Happy to see the tragic love story version of it, as it was written and intended to be. Gerard Butler is amazing in this! Going to see the theatrical Broadway show Jan. 1, 2010 at a local Performing Arts center and can’t wait! Too bad Gerard isn’t cast in this Broadway show, he’d be just as incredible!!!

  44. Emanuela on said:

    Oh God of the arts!or better,Gerard..I never heard of you before this film..I watched it at the cinema in 2004 with my ex boyfriend and initially I didn’t liked it because it was in italian(I’m italian)..it had other words in the music.. But when I saw it in english..oh, I’d love it!and I loved the phantom just from the beginnig!i’ve even learned more about english language seeing it, in fact I was just a “little gilr”,I was loving english, but I didn’t know so words as I know now, also thanks to this film! And you Gerard, oh you are a fantastic actor and singer!you let my spirit start to soar when I watch and listen to you..and everytime I see the scene in whitch Christine chooses Roul instead of you I say “come to me my beautiful phantom!Christine is not for you, but I am!”..Yes, maybe I’m crazy,I know..However,I really dream to meet you one day, just for look in your eyes and say thank you of beeing so wonderful,of beeing one of the most beautiful voices,and thank you also of make me love to speak in english and sing!With my sincere compliments! =****

  45. Patricia on said:

    Hi Gerry,
    Out of all the movies you made “The Phantom of the Opera” will always be my favorite.
    You have a beautiful voice, thank you Gerry for making such an awesome movie.
    Broke down crying when Christine broke your heart, I felt your pain.
    I know it was just a movie but to me it was alot more.
    Thank you Gerry.
    Please give my love to your family.
    Your Fan,
    Patricia

  46. I gave a review in 2008 and I love POTO even more in 2009. It is my favorite movie and each time I watch it (at least once a month if not more), it never fails to move me. I know to have tissues ready!!! I agree with Anna…truly a classic!!!! He portrays his characters with so much zeal and emotion. He is truly the actor that touches my heart in any role…and even makes it skip a beat or two (smile). I look forward to each new project. Speaking of new – Love Never Dies (sequel to POTO) is finally coming to the stage soon. I so hope when it hits the Big Screen that Gerry is available and willing to play the phantom once again. What do you think Gerry? Andrew? GB fans? You know it just won’t be the same without him (smile)

    I will review in 2010…still loving it!!!! A MASTERPIECE!!!! THANKS GERRY!!!

  47. monique on said:

    My first experience with Gerry is when I saw Phantom of the Opera. He was truly the best phantom. He did such a terrific job and I knew I had to see it again. I thought that something was wrong with me. When I found out that other people (at least my two friends) saw it for 140 TIMES!! When it was out in the movie theatre and I wasn’t surprise at all. I went to see it about 45 times. If I wasn’t working full time I would have done the same. Now, I’ve been watching every movie that he makes. THE GUY WAS JUST HOT! GERRY, YOU’RE NO. ONE!!

  48. Jo Armstrong on said:

    What can I say about Gerard Butler, his portrail of the Phantom has been truley insparational, being a huge fan I have always loved his style, very rock n roll as Lord Webber described him. The film in my eyes will go down as one of the best films ever written and directed, keep up the good work!

  49. Zippi Keil on said:

    From the first moment of Phantom Of The Opera, I fell in love with not only Gerry’s excellent portrayal, his amazing and surprising singing and his over-all presence on the screen. I have all the information and several DVDs of anything associated with it. I am an AVID fan!

    Why he was not nominated for the Acadamy Awards is beyond me, disappointed and still unbelieving! I’m sure I’ve seen POTO at least a hundred times and will continue to do so. It’s a classic. Hollywood is finally beginning to sit up and take notice what his fans already know.

    Continued success, Gerry!

  50. I first became aware of Gerry in the movie ‘Timeline’. He was so sweet and romantic in that movie too. I recommend it for all. What a talented guy! Just can’t get enough of him! I loved him in ‘Dear Frankie’ too and had always hoped for a sequel….but alas…it wasn’t meant to be.

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