15 certificateGreat Expectations is a Film programme that first aired in 1998 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Great Expectations is a 2 star programme

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Great Expectations (1998)

Directed by
Alfonso Cuarón

This modern adaptation of Dickens' classic coming of age story sees the young and naïve Finn (Ethan Hawke), who falls in love with Estella (Gwyneth Paltrow), a girl raised with the strict intention of breaking men's hearts.

Finn is a poor orphan living in a Florida fishing village who is haunted by memories of Estella, a young girl he knew as a child.

When he is grown up and living in New York, having become a successful painter, Estella reappears in his life and Finn falls deeply in love, knowing all the while that it is a feeling that can never be returned.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

2/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke...Finnegan 'Finn' Bell
Image for Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow...Estella
Image for Hank AzariaHank Azaria...Walter Plane
Image for Chris CooperChris Cooper...Uncle Joe
Image for Anne BancroftAnne Bancroft...Ms. Nora Dinsmoor
Image for Robert de NiroRobert de Niro...Arthur Lustig
Josh Mostel...Jerry Ragno
Kim Dickens...Maggie Bell
Nell Campbell...Erica Thrall
Gabriel Mann...Owen
Jeremy James Kissner...Finnegan Bell at Age 10
Raquel Beaudene...Estella at Age 10
Stephen Spinella...Carter Macleish
Marla Sucharetza...Ruth Shepard
Isabelle Anderson...Lois Pope