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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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Helena Barlow ...
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Cousin Raymond
Roberta Burton ...
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

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From the best loved story by Charles Dickens 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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8 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Helena Bonham Carter stated in an interview that she wore only one shoe for the filming of Great Expectations, as in the book, Dickens described Miss Havisham as wearing only one shoe. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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: Ssh.
[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.
Magwitch: [puts him back on his feet] Come here. What fat cheeks you've got. Darn me if I couldn't eat 'em. Where's your mother?
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Connections

Version of Great Expectations (1959) See more »

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The Fine Old English Gentleman
Written by Charles Dickens
Arranged by Dave Townsend
Performed by The Seven Dials Band
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beautiful in profound sense
13 September 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it has a special beauty. far to be perfect, far to be convincing at whole, it has the science to use the kitsch and the light, the dialog and the details in wise manner. and that performance is its high virtue. old stereotypes - Helena Bonham Carter using Tim Burton recipes, remarkable parts - Jeremy Irvine as one of the most good Pip and the nuances of Magwitch by Joseph Fiennes, the crumbs of sentimentalism and the air of novel does it more than a correct adaptation. a beautiful film in profound sense. for the romanticism, for the links between characters, for the inspired way to tell the story. sure, nothing spectacular. sure, almost nothing new. but useful for remember the spirit of a great novel.


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