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Dickens was the master of Victorian social satire, ruthlessly exposing the cruelty and absurdity that supported the strictly hierarchical class structure of the day. This superb production does his novel justice, fleshing out the satirical bones of the plot with performances that eschew caricature in favor of psychological depth. Anna Friel's Bella is wonderfully complex, her innate goodness struggling with her love of money and desire for advancement. Paul McGann, as the lawyer Wrayburn, is also superb, wrestling with the implications of his feelings for Lizzie. And of course, this being Dickens and the BBC, there's a terrific supporting cast, including Timothy Spall as the melancholy articulator of skeletons, Mr. Venus. At six hours, Our Mutual Friend is a long production, but not a moment too long. A mystery, a love story, a critique of the pursuit of wealth and status, this is perhaps the best adaptation of Dickens ever to be committed to film. --Simon Leake --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Mr. Boffin is the best.
This is such a breath of fresh air - a weekend with a happier Dickens :)
Cette histoire reflète très bien l'époque et est très bien faite avec toutes les conventions et les interdits.. Read morePublished 11 months ago by estelle cazelais
Even though it is now a bit dated, this is one of the best adaptations to film of any Dickens story I've ever seen. Read morePublished 11 months ago by just a little bookworm
Once again the Brits come through with a quality Dickens! This production is most memorable for its considerable array of character parts all ably portrayed from Britain's... Read morePublished 15 months ago by McTwachle
I enjoyed this movie very much. The quality is great for not being Blue-ray. I like anything BBC puts out.Published 18 months ago by Susan Domio