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  • Christopher Plummer steals the show without resorting to camp as Nicholas' wounded and wounding Uncle Ralph. It's a great performance and a reminder of Dickens' grandeur. This Cliff's Notes of a film, though lively fun, only hints at that. show more

  • It's a generous tale, told through big performances by a talented cast, presenting a range of colorful characters that only Dickens could have created. show more

  • This mid-19th century tale of survival after the death of a parent is still compelling today, and its message of strength and the importance of family continues to resonate. show more

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  • December 20, 2009 MILLERBRIT75
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    My father recently passed away and this movie came on in the middle of the night while I was awake doing some thinking. It seemed as if this story coming on was meant to be. It was refreshing and hopeful in a time where many movies lack real storylines and substance. This movie isn't a shoot em up flick or a mindless fast paced display for the simple minded. This movie had heart and intelligence and it's an example of what can be done when real writers put together a film meant to deliver a true message. I give it the full five stars and say bravo to the whole cast and crew for making such a wonderful and hopeful film in a time where this kind of real artistry and storytelling is sorely lacking. This movie has become an all time favorite of mine. Jeff Pennsylvania

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