An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Watched this film on Saturday and was rather disappointed with it. It seemed to have all the air of a poorly mad TV program. Helena Bonham-Carter was much too young to play Miss Havisham. Robbie Coltrane appeared to be a fitting actor for the role of Jaggers but his character was much too shallow and insiped. Jaggers in the novel comes over as a much more pompous, overbearing type of character. Ralph Finnes did his best with the role of Magwich but his accent came over as very forced and phoney. I think there were were too many attempts to play homage to the earlier films but this did not do anything for this one. Shame. Think it would have been better to have left this novel alone at this time.
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