Great Expectations (1998)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

Great Expectations (1998) Poster

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




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  • Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow in Great Expectations (1998)

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14 May 1999 | balthzar
A movie as itself
Too many times we fall into the trap of comparing a movie with the book. Every director and every writer has a vision and we must judge that vision through their respective mediums. This film brings an unconventional theme to a society fascinated by what they cannot have. This film symbolizes just that. Standing on its own, this film was magnificent in its visual images and music and very many other areas. Do not be caught in that trap of comparing this film to the book. Dickens should never be compared to any screenwriter in the first place.

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,593,290 1 February 1998

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