'No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else'.
There is only one way to make a film about the greatest showman who created 'The greatest show on earth'. To produce a film about the life of P.T. Barnum it must be entertaining with dancing and singing. Who better than Mr. Entertainment himself, Hugh Jackman to take the leading role. This isn't a true story of the man, but don't miss the point of the movie. It is an extravaganza, a musical that entertains which was the hallmark of the man, the man who invented the three-ring circus and coined the phrase 'sideshow ally'.
In an age of Houdini and fraudulent deceptions enacted by 'spiritualist mediums', the pubic were ready for Barnum's travelling three-ring circus which consisted of freaks, animals and trapeze artists for their entrainment. The phrase 'if you can't hide it, make a feature of it' could well have be attributed to this master entertainer.