A rising artist, flourishing with the help of a benefactor, falls fruitlessly in love with his wealthy childhood playmate, who has grown to be a beautiful coquette. But the nefarious influence of her eccentric, spiteful maiden aunt taints their relationship. A stylish, heavily romantic updating of the eponymous Dickens classic, staged in 1970s south Florida. Bancroft, as the "Miss Havisham" character, steals the show.
Pros: Story line, acting Cons: Missed Ms. Dinsmore in the end Gotta admit I didn't even watch this movie when it was on HBO, but the other night with nothing to do I gave it a shot. I mean it is Dickens for Gods sake and I had my share of that in school. What a nice surprise. Anne Bancroft, as the loony Ms. Dismore, reminds you of the old Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte characters. Hidden away in that creepy estate (remember I … more