Thoroughly enjoyed this movie, would give it 5 stars.
I'm currently reading the book & about a third of the way through it. I thought watching this might help me visualise things better. But even just from the one third I've read, there's a lot that they've either changed or completely left out. Probably not one of the best BBC adaptation (I thought Little Dorrit was better), & probably a bit rushed in chopping it down to just three one-hour episodes. It could have been a lot better if they had more time (& budget) to keep it more accurate to the book. I also found it a little silly that Pip & Estella can age 10 years (& each be played by two different actors), whilst all the other characters don't look a day older. Oh well.
A top quality British production which, in the first hour of the three-part serialised movie, is very close to the Dicken's novel. In the next two hour-long parts, the writers take some liberties with diverging from the novel, which I found a little distasteful in some scenes - particularly the brothel scene - and then leaving out other parts of the Dicken's classic novel, for instance the part involving Pip's good friendship with Wemmick and Wemmick's father. Overall, a very entertaining three-part movie with strong character definition, but humourless, unfortunately.
I enjoyed this movie watching a boy come from rags to riches only to find out that there was a cruel twist to his grooming. Like in any great love story it all turns out in the end.
2012 is the 200th aniversity of Charles Dickens birth.
Do yourself a favour and celebrate by hiring this movie!
This movie has a lot of passion what a beautiful movie I felt I was taken to that time of history.
Really beautiful and faithful portrayal of a timeless classic. I would watch this again.
Excellent period drama, in three parts. So about 3 hours altogether.