This film was terribly drab. The setting was that of great oppressive surroundings, and it was hard not to feel great pity for the young children portrayed in this film. The lighting, the camera work, the directing was mediocre at best. The acting was decent, as some actors/actresses portrayed their character well, but a few scenes were melodramatic. I know the book is a reflection of the darker side of life, but this was just too much in the shadows. I watched this mostly because I had seen "Our Mutual Friend" and thought I would enjoy this work as well. I was greatly mistaken. I would never view this again, and I hope that I can forget the time that I did!
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