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Great Expectations (1998)

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Starring (View all)
Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke
Finnegan Bell
Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow
Estella
Hank Azaria Hank Azaria
Walter Plane
Anne Bancroft Anne Bancroft
Ms. Dinsmoor
Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Prisoner / Lustig
Josh Mostel Josh Mostel
Jerry Ragno
Kim Dickens Kim Dickens
Maggie


Written by
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens
(novel)
Mitch Glazer Mitch Glazer
(screenplay)


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Great Expectations

15 years, 8 months ago at Jun 1 13:35
1 vote
Stylized movies usually bother me. The "style" usually takes away from the story. But this story is perfect for this. I've watched this movie several times, and it has stayed fresh with each re-watching. The sex scenes are truly erotic, the sad scenes are very melancholy, and the happy scenes are ... melancholy too. Really enjoyable, while being good cinema at the same time.

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10 years, 2 months ago at Nov 17 6:56
1 vote
I wanted to like this but it didn't come together for me. My favorite aspects of the movie were that Gwyneth Paltrow had great costumes and there was a song I liked by Tori Amos. I also enjoyed the actor who played young Finn. When Ethan Hawke took over the role he seemed very needy and whimpered for lack of a better term.

A good movie

6 years, 4 months ago at Oct 10 10:47
1 vote
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick. In fact, back then , the main reason I wanted to watch the damned thing was because Robert De Niro was involved and, at the time, I had no idea that Alfonso Cuaron would turn out to be one of the most interesting directors of his generation. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, I thought it was a decent watch. I have to admit that... read more
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Description: Alfonso Cuaron (The Little Princess) directed this Mitch Glazer screenplay, a modernization of the 1860-61 classic by Charles Dickens. Francesco Clemente did the paintings and drawings seen in the film. Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Synopsis by Bhob Stewart Read more at [Link removed - login to see] ... (more)
Release date: 30 January 1998
UPC: 024543000051
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