Orphan Pip rises from humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class-ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new status to pursue Estella, a beautiful, heartless heiress he’s always loved…
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The upteenth adaptation of Dcikens' novel, this film had a lot going for it: Visually-appealing cinematography & wonderful performances (esp. Fiennes); what more do you need? Well, you need to do something new that justifies the need for its existence. Sadly, this doesn't do that & it's flaws are exposed; such as the rushed narrative & the lack of chemistry between the leads. Skip this & watch Lean's version instead.
“Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!”
Great production, nice photography and beautiful English. The story started nicely but once the movie moves forwards loose its purpose and doesnt grab your attention anymore. This version is too focused on him and not their relationship, which I believe, is the core of the story.
With a cannon of movies before, this one really didn't bring anything new to the table - and the rushed and hackneyed adaptation of the novel proved more than a bit confusing. Did love me some Helena Bonham Carter though.
Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of the earlier versions, so I can't compare, but this film is simply quite average. It isn't bad, but the flaws are obvious and nothing in particular seems to stand out.