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Great Expectations (2012)

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

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

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$203,905 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Meryl Streep was approached for the role of Miss Havisham, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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Seems old and dated...and not in a good way!
31 January 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I know it sounds stupid but I was expecting this version of Great Expectations to be more modern. This movie feels tiresome and just another period piece remake of a Charles Dickens's novel. Where is the new interpretation? Is it so hard to think outside the box. There are already at least 6 versions of this movie that are completely identical, do we need another...I think not.

I genuinely attempted to enjoy this movie but it felt dated and drawn out. Honestly there does not seem to be enough subject matter to warrant a 2 hour movie. The trend of thinking a good movie needs to be over 2 hours nowadays is actually hurting the storytelling and flow of what should be great movies.

I will give Helena Bonham Carter credit though as she livens up the movie a little but even she doesn't have the acting chops to save this sinking ship.


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