During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train ... See full summary »
Robert De Niro,
After 20 years caring for her father, woman with cancer now must re-connect with her trashy sister and nephews she's never met after being diagnosed. Her love helps the angry teen nephew, and her sister learns to relate to people.
Based on Charles Dickens' timeless tale, this is a story of the love of a man for an unreachable woman. Updated to modern day New York City, the story concerns a man of modest background who falls in love with a rich girl. But when a mysterious benefactor greenlights the man to make his dreams come true, everything done has the ultimate goal of making Estella fall in love with him...Written by
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Ca d' Zan, a mansion in Sarasota, Florida, stood in for Ms. Dismoor's mansion. It once belonged to circus magnate John Ringling and his wife Mable. See more »
When Estella comes to Finn's hotel room to have him paint her, the soles of his feet are black. When Finn chases after her and gets into the taxi, his feet are clean. See more »
The night all of my dreams came true, and like all happy endings,It was a tragedy, Of my device, for I succeeded. I had cut myself loose from Joe, from the past, from the gulf, from poverty I had invented myself. I'd done it cruelly, but I had done it. I was free!
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The credits are accompanied by images of all the artwork drawn by Finnegan Bell (Ethan Hawke). They run the entire duration of credits. See more »
I did not have any expectations before I saw this film, no pun intended, I had not read the book but am a fan of Hawke and Paltrow, and De Niro.
I enjoyed this movie, it had a style that I found compelling and Paltrow was simply dripping with sensuality. Paltrow and Hawke both shined in this evocative film and Bancroft and De Niro's parts were both well acted. 2 scenes stick in my head from the film, the scene of Finn and Estella at Finn's house and of them under the bridge.
This is not a Meg Ryan love story, this is a story of a girl raised by a tormented Aunt and a young man who thinks he has nothing to offer.
7 out of 10.
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