• Publication date: December 1, 2009

Great Expectations

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Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1998

Timing

currently not on air

(mbc.net) A rising artist, flourishing with the help of a benefactor, falls fruitlessly in love with his wealthy childhood playmate, who has grown to be a beautiful coquette.

But the nefarious influence of her eccentric, spiteful maiden aunt taints their relationship.

A stylish, heavily romantic updating of the eponymous Dickens classic, staged in 1970s south Florida.

Bancroft, as the "Miss Havisham" character, steals the show.

Starring:

  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Robert De Niro
  • Chris Cooper
  • Hank Azaria
  • Anne Bancroft
  • Josh Mostel
  • Stephen Spinella
  • Kim Dickens
  • Isabelle Anderson

Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron

Rating:R for language and some sexuality