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

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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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Meryl Streep was approached for the role of Miss Havisham, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. 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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[first lines]
Magwitch: [sneaking up behind] Hold your noise! Hold your noise you little devil, or I'll cut your throat! Tell us your name, quick.
Young Pip: I'm Pip.
Magwitch: Once more, give it mouth!
Young Pip: Pip.
Magwitch: Sssh.
[pushing the boy down]
Young Pip: Pip, Sir. Don't sir, please!
Magwitch: [turning him upside down] You've got wills on you, boy? You've got wills on ya!
Young Pip: No, sir.
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Unfulfilled Expectations
22 October 2012 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Great Expectations is one of my favorite novels and I have seen every screen adaptation to date. None has made more impact on me than the David Lean version. I was so looking forward to Mike Newell's version which seemed to have the perfect casting. I was though quite disappointed. Granted that it is very difficult to tell this story in a couple of hours of screen time, but that is no excuse for making a film which rushes through the events in the book without providing sufficient depth of the characters and motivation for their actions for the audience to feel empathy with them. Such a story deserves a longer screen time or alternatively cut out some of the secondary characters and provide more focus on the main characters. The film has a very "Harry Pottery" look which is no surprise since Newell made one of the films in that series. Performances are generally fine, with Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter predictably stealing the main honors.


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