My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Great Expectations (1998)

BBB

(out of 5)


There’s plenty of beauty but not much else to this modernization of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, about a Floridian youngster whose mother and uncle send him to live as a companion to an old woman () and her niece until they grow up to become  and . Eventually, Hawke becomes a successful artist, hoping to reunite with his lost love and maybe work her back into his life, but not if her creepy old aunt has anything to say about it. The film is really so lovely you won’t be able to tear your eyes away (Emmanuel Lubezki photographs green ever so beautifully), but in the end the whole thing is so emotionally empty that you won’t be affected by it for long. Paltrow does an especially good job with a slim role.


Art Linson Productions, Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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