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Featuring nine original songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , the film was inspired by the story of P. Barnum 's creation of Barnum's American Museum and the lives of its star attractions. Principal photography began in New York City in November The film was criticised for its artistic license , with some reviewers calling it "faux-inspiring and shallow",    but was praised for the performances, music, and production values, and received nominations for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy and Best Actor — Musical or Comedy for Jackman at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. As a child, P. Barnum and his tailor father, Philo, work for the Hallett family. Barnum loves their daughter Charity. When she attends finishing school , they write to each other, eventually marrying and raising two daughters, Caroline and Helen, in New York City.
A wholesomely enraptured musical about the life of P. Barnum turns out to be a crowd-pleaser in the best sense: It's a concoction that soars. By Owen Gleiberman. Chief Film Critic. It takes the life of P.