Great Expectations

Great Expectations

DVD - 2009
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A modern day version of the Dickens' classic finds an aspiring artist reunited with his love. When she agrees to model for him, his dearest hopes may be realized, along with his darkest fears.

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 30, 2013

This modern-day rendition of Dickens' famous novel on the big screen is based on a much simplified plot, hence missing much details. While the idea may be novel, the execution of it falls short of my 'expectation'. I am disappointed as director Alfonso Cuaron can do much better work.

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juliekal
Aug 15, 2011

People who have not read Charles Dickens' novel will likely not fully appreciate the brilliance of the modern re-telling of this classic tale of boy-meets-girl, albeit with a shocking Dickensian twist. Hawke's 'Pip', naive artist Finn Bell, is played exceptionally sensitively, and Anne Bancroft is deliciously over-the-top as the eccentric Dinsmore. As an artist and dreamer, this is one of my all-time favorites and I watch it often.

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