The Old Curiosity Shop (1995) Rated PG

When Nell Trent’s Grandfather loses his investment money in cards, they must go on the run as their landlord, Daniel Quilp,  is after them. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Starring Alan Barry, Adam Blackwood, and Tom Courtenay.

I haven’t read the novel by Charles Dickens, but I would say I felt that this was a compressed version of the book.  I didn’t feel that the characters were fleshed out or that we are given a chance to understand them fully. The settings were beautiful, which helped compensate for the story and characters. The film doesn’t do Dickens justice; it doesn’t go as dark as Dickens likes to go. The film is not worth a watch.

 

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