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NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

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Nicholas Nickleby

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
1 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/27/02
performer:
Jamie Bell, Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent, Alan Cumming, Anne Hathaway, Nathan Lane, Miranda Richardson
director:
Douglas McGrath
distributor:
United Artists (MGM)
author:
Douglas McGrath
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

This positively brisk, sparkling adaptation by Douglas McGrath is a pared-down but no less essential feast of Dickens. McGrath keeps the flavors of the book piquant while prudently eliminating some of the plot’s ingredients. The deft cast includes Charlie Hunnam as Nicholas and Christopher Plummer in a terrifyingly good performance as Nicholas’ heartless rich uncle, Ralph.