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The Old Curiosity Shop
The Old Curiosity Shop
Actors: Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur, Gina McKee, Adam Godley
Director: Brian Percival
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2009     2hr 0min

Based on Dickens classic novel The Old Curiosity Shop tells the tale of Little Nell Trent (Sophie Vavasseur) who lives with her doting grandfather (Jacobi) in his London shop. It is a magical place, filled from wall to wal...  more »


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Actors: Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur, Gina McKee, Adam Godley
Director: Brian Percival
Creators: Andrew Benson, Andrew Lowe, Gareth Neame, Noëlette Buckley, Rebecca Eaton, Charles Dickens, Martyn Hesford
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/05/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Great cast, not so great editing...
Veepeeple | 06/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I loved the new version -- except I feel that they cut way too much material. I'm guessing BBC concentrates on one major period drama in a given year, and remakes several other "short" versions of other works. Case in point: Jane Austen's works done in 2008: 1 substantial (Sense & Sensibility) and other very lacking works (Mansfield Park, etc.). That's too bad."
The Old Curiosity Shop
Anne C. Wagner | WEST CHESTER, OHIO USA | 11/03/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"My husband and I did not think this particular version of "The Old Curiosity Shop" was too worthwhile. The film was dark and hard to see and some of the acting was not to our liking. Just our opinion."
Beautiful film, depressing story.
T. Turner | Las Vegas, NV | 09/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am a huge fan of Charles Dickens, but this is not one of my favorite novels of his. This adaptation is beautifully filmed and the acting is good; however, this is one of Dickens' darker tales with an honest look at human frailties and an unhappy ending."
Great Story, Great Movie
Bryan P. Fleming | Minneapolis, MN | 02/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fast Shipping, Took 3 days from time of purchase. I love a bunch of Dickens movies, but this is in the top five with Little Dorrit, Oliver Twist, and David Copperfield. All of the aforementioned movies were produced by the BBC within the past 10 years. Although, many of them were made in the 70's and 80's as well. The new versions show so much historical accuracy. If it weren't for the terrible medical care available and the pollution in the air from coal fires, I would love to live in 19th century England, maybe not London though. I wish Americans would start to speak the way they did in those days.

I would recommend this movie to anyone that loves this time period in England. The historical accuracy makes you feel like you are actually in this time period. Just light a bunch of candles, start a fire in the fireplace, and there you go."