Great Expectations

12A - contains moderate violence and occasional gory moments


Mike Newell directs Dickens' classic tale supported by an all-star cast. Young orphan Pip finds his life changed forever soon after encountering and lending assistance to escaped convict Magwitch on the marshlands near his home. Later, after being summoned to attend the stately home of Miss Havisham and finding himself mesmerised by the old lady's beautiful but cold-hearted niece, Estella, Pip learns that he has been granted an inheritance by a mysterious benefactor. After moving to London to be educated as a gentleman under the guardianship of lawyer Mr. Jaggers, a now adult Pip, believing he now has the necessary social standing, sets about convincing Estella that he is worthy of her love.

Director:

Mike Newell

Cast:

Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Sally Hawkins

UK, 2012, 129 mins

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