Great Expectations

  • 1998,
  • Twentieth Century Fox,
  • Dir. Alfonso Cuaron

  • Starring:
  • Ethan Hawke,
  • Gwyneth Paltrow,
  • Robert De Niro,
  • Anne Bancroft

Synopsis:

Based on Charles Dickens' timeless tale, this is a story of the love of a man for an unreachable woman. Updated to modern day New York City, the story concerns a man of modest background who falls in love with a rich girl. But when a mysterious benefactor greenlights the man to make his dreams come true, everything done has the ultimate goal of making Estella fall in love with him...

Reviews:

Chicago Sun Times

This is not, says Finn, the way the story really happened, but the way he remembers it. That is how everyone tells the stories that matter to them: through their own eyes, rewritten by their own memories, with bold underscores for the parts that hurt. Read More >>>

The New York Times

When filmmakers today talk about updating the classics, chances are they have a music video format in mind. That's the spirit of the new pop overhaul of ''Great Expectations,'' but the director, Alfonso Cuaron, also has lovelier aspirations. Read More >>>

Rolling Stone

Gwyneth Paltrow, standing, brushes her knee against the hand of a seated Ethan Hawke. That's all – a knee and a hand – yet the moment is hotly, teasingly erotic. Read More >>>

Stills:

"We are who we are, people don't change."

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