Right. You cant just say films better, because it depend son your opinion. i personally think the stage version is better. One huge difference is that Toby is played by a grown man/young adult. I didnt think this worked until i saw Niel patrick Harris do it in the 2001 revival concert. you can watch that on youtube in several parts. this personally is my favourite cast. also, do watch the second broadway cast do it. this is also on youtube. george hearn stars in both, but angela lansbury plays lovett in the original stage (who i think is awful), and Patti LuPone in the concert who is in my opinion fantastic. In the film there are several cut out songs, including The Judges version of Johanna, Parlour songs, and city on fire. Nearly every song in the film is cut down. i hope i answered your question.