Great Expectations 1999

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Great Expectations ★★½ 1999

British TV version of the Dickens story about the expectations of Pip (Gruffudd). As a boy, he helps escaped convict Magwitch (Hill), a kindness that will change the course of Pip's life, though he doesn't realize it. Also a continuing part of his life is haughty beauty, Estella (Waddell), who has been raised by the eccentric Miss Havisham (Rampling) to wreak havoc on the male gender. A respectable retelling and rather dull. 180m/C VHS, DVD . Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling, Bernard Hill, Clive Russell, Laila Morse, Nicholas Woodeson, Lesley Sharp, Emma Cunniffe, Daniel Evans; D: Julian Jarrold; W: Tony Marchant. TV

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