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Great Expectations
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Great Expectations 1997

From Amazon: The key ingredient in this modern-day version of Charles Dickens's classic is director Alfonso Cuarón, who made the glowing, estimable A Little Princess. If you saw that (and you should), understand that Expectations has those ingredients (great sense of time, place, and timing) but adds modern music and sex appeal; the latter personified by the long-legged Gwyneth Paltrow. Finnegan Bell (Ethan Hawke as an adult, Jeremy James Kissner at age 10) is the new version of Dickens's Pip. He's a child wise beyond his years, befriending an escaped convict (Robert De Niro) in the warm waters of Florida's Gulf Coast. Finn is...

Directed By:
Alfonso CuarónAlfonso Cuarón
Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
No image existsChris Cooper
Anne BancroftAnne Bancroft
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
No image existsJosh Mostel
Kim DickensKim Dickens
Little Nell (Nell Campbell)Little Nell (Nell Campbell)

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Great Expectations Movie Review by Julie (4/16/2008)

I certainly wasn't. Expecting great things, that is, when I rented Alfonso Cuaron's 1998 film Great Expectations. I basically just Netflixed it because it was a Cuaron film that I hadn't seen, and since he is one of my (maybe my all time) favorite directors ever, I thought it necessary that I see every one of his films....

(complete Great Expectations review by Julie)

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