Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Great Expectations
  • PG-13
  • 2h 8m
  • 2012
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From the director of Four Weddings And A Funeral comes this absorbing adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved novel starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes. An orphan who inherits a fortune from an anonymous source moves to London in hopes of finding a promising future – and love. This lush, satisfying drama also stars Jeremy Irvine, Jason Flemyng and Robbie Coltrane.
© 2012 The British Film Institute, British Broadcasting Company and Number 9 Films (Great) Limited. All rights reserved.

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Common Sense Says
Adaptation of Dickens' classic retains book's dark themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Great Expectations is one of many adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic novel about money and love and how one can't buy you the other. There's some violence in the movie, as characters die or are cruel and harsh with each other, and the language includes mostly insults like "cowardly," "stupid," and "common." This isn't a feel-good story, so be prepared to discuss the themes with kids unfamiliar with Dickens' books.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 8, 2013
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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