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Moll Flanders
Moll Flanders
Actors: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Brenda Fricker
Director: Pen Densham
Genres: Drama
PG-13     2001     2hr 3min

Take a beautiful and compelling trip back to 18th-Century England ( Prevue Channel ) with this lovely romantic epic ('satellite News Network ) starring Robin Wright (Forrest Gump) as a bold, courageous heroine. Featuri...  more »

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Actors: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Brenda Fricker
Director: Pen Densham
Creators: Pen Densham, John Watson, Kevan Barker, Morgan O'Sullivan, Richard Barton Lewis, Daniel Defoe
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/09/2001
Original Release Date: 06/14/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 06/14/1996
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 3min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 6/7/2011...
How can you go wrong with the cast in this movie? This is one of the best films I've seen in a while. The film shows the struggle of an orphan - Moll Flanders (maid, whore, thief, mother). Although the film takes some liberties on the book that was written in 1722 by Daniel Defoe - "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famouse Moll Flanders" it is still enjoyable. Morgan Freeman and Stockard Channing delivery excellent performances.
NANETTE G. (radientred) from MOSCOW, ID
Reviewed on 2/16/2010...
This is a GREAT Story. Very Moving and emotional...quite a twist in the end. Even my 10 year old grand daughter watched is many times. Pretty good for a movie with an adult story. Of course the main character is a young girl.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Janet B. (sassypants) from BRANDYWINE, WV
Reviewed on 7/24/2008...
Awesomely told period movie that is entertaining with its plot twists and turns. If you like historical settings this is for you. It is a chick flick but is good anyway.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Tina O. (Swan) from LEWISTON, ID
Reviewed on 2/29/2008...
Excellant movie. Great story and great acting. This one is a keeper as I will watch it again and again over time.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Read the book, but don't cast this movie aside!
Paige I. Mano | Milwaukee, WI | 02/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I first read the *book* Moll Flanders when I was in eighth grade, and I loved it. Then I saw the Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of the novel, and loved that. When I saw this title at the video store, I thought I'd give it a try.First off, as other reviewers have stated, it is nothing like the novel save the name of the main character and some of the "adventures" she has. HOWEVER, as a story it is not bad. Take a movie adaptation like "The Scarlet Letter" (with Demi Moore) or "Queen of the Damned" (with Aaliyah)--those are horrible adaptations of great books. This movie, however, is a good story in its own right, and not really an adaptation at all. The acting is good, the sets and costumes are pretty, and the plot, while not life changing, is moving and interesting.My advice: 1)Read the book. 2)Watch the Masterpiece Theatre adaptation. 3)Watch this version, but keep an open mind and don't expect to see the same story that you read in the novel."
At this point, why not make it an original story?
Giacomo C. | 08/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This film has rather little to do with the novel it is supposedly 'based' on.
At this point, why not make it an original story? Why pretend that this has anything to do with Moll Flanders? To tap into an existing market because of its name recognition factor? Shameful.

If you are going to do your own thing, then do not pretend it is something else.
And having decided to do "something else", then do something that is actually worthwhile! This is a disappointing film. A predictable plot which does not stir much of anything. Truly shameful in the end - especially when considering that the novel is quite a masterpiece.

And lets not even get started about the abysmal soundtrack..."
It's the movie, not the book that's being reviewed...
Meagan | Texas | 12/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have never read the novel of Moll Flanders, and besides, that's not what we're reviewing anyway. We're reviewing the movie itself. From my unbiased opinion, I think it was a great movie, well executed from the cast members. The little girl was an astounding actress for her age, and I'm quiet surprised that I haven't seen her in any other movies. Robin Wright did very well, because, I take it, Moll is a very challenging part. Moll is a multi-faceted character and I think any actress would have a very hard time pulling off. So congradulations to Wright. And, as usual, Morgan Freeman pulls off a wonderful performance. Stockard Channing is also very good at being evil, so the part suited her well. All in all, it's a good film to rent when all of the modern stuff seems like trash."