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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

Hunnam, scrubbed and blond and bland, plays the title role in Douglas McGrath’s adaptation of the Dickens masterpiece. Young Nickleby, buoyed by a misfit bunch of fiercely loyal friends, is a fatherless 19-year-old battling a cruel world. And wouldn’t you know it — his foes are more interesting than our band of heroes. Plummer is fun as a toxic benefactor, but Juliet Stevenson, who plays a beast of a schoolmarm, gives an otherwise mild-mannered movie some real bite. EXTRAS Superfluous. In conversations with the cast and crew, we learn this actor is delightful, that actress has quite a future, and Dickens wrote like a dream.

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