Great Expectations

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Director:Alfonso Cuaron
Writer:Mitch Glazer
Director of Photography:Emmanuel Lubezki
Editor:Steve Weisberg
Music:Patrick Doyle
Production Designer:Tony Burrough
Producer:Art Linson
Twentieth Century Fox; R; 115 minutes
Cast:Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro, Josh Mostel and Kim Dickens
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

This modern rendition of Charles Dicken's novel starring Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow is bold, brash and decidedly un-Dickensian. The Americanized setting and character revisions would make the dear old author turn over in his grave. Nonetheless, Cuaron's lavish style succeeds in making this classic tale of desire as irresistible as ever.

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