This stunning adaptation of Dickens' classic tale was captured live from the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End. Although Great Expectations has been adapted for film on two separate ... See full summary »
Young Pip is expected to become a blacksmith, but, hating the soot and smoke, he secretly dreams of becoming a gentleman. When he meets the mysterious Miss Havisham and her haughty niece ... See full summary »
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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