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Great Expectations (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 8 November 2013 (USA)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

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We are who we are, people don't change. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Grandes Esperanças  »

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$88,500 (USA) (8 November 2013)

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$203,905 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Alex Pettyfer turned down the role of Pip. See more »

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At the very beginning when Pip is running towards the camera he steps into a muddy hole where there seems to be large wide modern tyre marks. See more »

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Jaggers: Estella is not the spider's reward. Estella is his punishment.
Pip: And you arranged it.
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Version of Great Expectations (1959) See more »

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Composed by Adam Langston
Lyrics by Charles Dickens
Performed by Jason Flemyng
[Joe sings while working in the forge]
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A great love story that shouldn't be missed!
10 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Before the review starts I must say that it might be a little biased. Coming from another country, before I saw the movie I had never heard of the book (maybe the title once or twice in a different translation) or any of the movie adaptations. For everyone else I suspect it wasn't as interesting as it was to me.

The movie is about a boy, Pip, who gets in the possession of some money and coming from a poor background, goes on to become a gentleman in London.

The movie is filled with a very well-known cast, e.g. Helena Bonham Carter and Jeremy Irvine, and directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). As seen from previous movies, everyone delivers a remarkable performance, especially Carter with the wounded character of Miss Havisham (there's a good twist around the end involving her). Another great stand out was Holliday Grainger in the role of Estella. I loved her, and will be definitely looking at what projects she chooses in the future. It was a nice surprise when she appeared in Anna Karenina (2012), and although just for a couple of seconds, she played her part there very well too.

The story, although I've never heard of it, is a classic. It's handled very well, and the love story too. Two people that were never meant to be together. Even though Estella is trying to push Pip away, Pip always comes back. There is definitely chemistry between the two.

The sets and costumes were another high point of the movie. The women's wear in particular worked very well for the time period in which the story is set. The depiction of 1980s London was very graphic and very well done. Nothing seemed CGI, and all the sets looked very realistic.

Every movie has a flaw, and nearly every time it's the pace. The movie did slow down around the middle, after Pip arrives in London and settles down. Not much happened.

I recommend this to most movie fans looking for a good drama. Fans of the story will probably dig the new adaptation too. Enjoy.

Acting - 10/10 Costumes - 10/10 Pace - 8/10 Sets - 10/10

Overall - 9/10


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