Great Expectations Movie
Runtime : 128 min
Genre : Drama
Movie Release : 30 November 2012 (UK)
Writers:Charles Dickens (novel), David Nicholls (screenplay)
Stars:Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane
Country:UK | USA
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Watched this film on Saturday and was rather disappointed with it. It seemed to have all the air of a poorly mad TV program. Helena Bonham-Carter was much too young to play Miss Havisham. Robbie Coltrane appeared to be a fitting actor for the role of Jaggers but his character was much too shallow and insiped. Jaggers in the novel comes over as a much more pompous, overbearing type of character. Ralph Finnes did his best with the role of Magwich but his accent came over as very forced and phoney. I think there were were too many attempts to play homage to the earlier films but this did not do anything for this one. Shame. Think it would have been better to have left this novel alone at this time.
Great Expectations Movie Trailer