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Stellar supporting actors raise
‘Great Expectations’ to high level
EXPECTATIONS from page 12
complexity of her character’s messed-up mindset
by never allowing the viewer to know for sure
what she is thinking. It isn’t until the final
moments of the movie that she conveys some
honest compassion, and even then the audience is
left to wonder how real it is.
Ethan Hawke does a pretty good job of por
traying the younger, naive and dim-witted Finn,
but doesn’t really pull off the character’s transfor
mation to a media-sawy, high-class New York
artist with believable accuracy. Otherwise,
Hawke’s bewildered-yet-passionate spirit worked
well, considering his character is fairly confused
throughout most of the film.
If this movie were a large, chocolate malt, it
would have two cherries on top: one named Anne
Bancroft and another named Robot De Niro.
The two renowned actors made their presence
felt throughout die film. Bancroft’s portrayal of die
spiteful Ms. Dinsmoor was perfect She went from
being somewhat charming - in a weird way, mind
you- to a decaying entity of evil within the blink of
an eye. She played off ofher makeup and wardrobe
to create a classic character.
While Robert De Niro’s role was by far the
smallest of die four main actors, his contribution to
the film was enormous. His character first appears
Title: “Great Expectations”
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Gweneth Paltrow,
Anne Bancroft and Robert De Niro
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Five Words: Scenery and stars make film.
as the escaped convict, but later reappears as a
wealthy old man with mob ties that lead to his
eventual downfall. His on-screen energy com
mands total attention, and even though he is only in
a few scenes, his mysteriously endearing nature
creates a classy and appealing character.
The flow of the film has good and bad aspects
to it. Like an abstract painting, the film jumps
between significant moments that aren’t fully
defined until you understand the big picture. While
this gave the movie an artsy feel, it also made it
hard to follow at times.
Also, the time period of the movie is somewhat
hard to distinguish. While Finn is a young boy, the
ETHAN HAWKE and Gwyneth Paltrow star ii the moden-day adaptation of Charles Dickens’
classic novel “Great Expectations.” The film also featnres veteran actors Aaae Bancroft and
Robert Do RHo.
time period appears to be around the late 70s, but
the can ofMountain Dew he drinks looks very sim
ilar to the one I just finished drinking. This blurred
time span continues throughout the movie, and
though it doesn’t really hurt the film, it is some
Overall, the settings, combined with the actors’
passion, makes for a romantic and mysterious
mood. Dialogue is used sparingly, winch adds to
the mysteriousness of the film, forcing the viewer
to be more perceptive. Bancroft and De Niro add
interesting twists to what otherwise could have
been just another rags-to-riches, lost love story.
While the movie won’t be as classic as the
Dickens novel, it is an intriguing story and is defi
nitely worth seeing.
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