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Mr. Pip (2014)

Mr. Pip

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 07, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

130 min.

Studio

Freestyle Releasing

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Andrew Adamson

Producer

Andrew Adamson, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Robin Scholes

Screenwriter

Andrew Adamson

Starring

  • Hugh Laurie as Mr. Watts
  • Kerry Fox
  • Eka Darville
  • Florence Korokoro
  • Xzannjah
  • Healesville Joel

Story


Based on the best-selling novel, Mr. Pip is a film by Andrew Adamson (Chronicles of Narnia, Shrek) and stars Hugh Laurie ("House M.D.", Monsters Vs. Aliens) as Mr. Watts, the last Englishman remaining in a tropical village in Bougainville during its civil war in the 1990s. He begins to teach the local children by reading them Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. Matilda, an imaginative young girl (played by newcomer Xzannjah), is transported into the story of the novel, believing that Dickens' character Pip is her friend. Matilda's "Pip" world is an extraordinary fusion of Dickens' Victorian London with the environment and people she knows on the island. This wildly imaginative hybrid place - visually stimulating and utterly compelling - is set alongside the film's unflinching portrayal of the horrors of war. Matilda's passion for storytelling brings terror to the village when Pip's identity is misunderstood by the invading army. Ultimately, her courage and imagination must sustain her if she is to survive.

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Hugh Laurie stars as Mr. Watts in Freestyle Releasing's Mr. Pip (2014)
Poster of Freestyle Releasing's Mr. Pip (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's a weak-tea imitation at best..”
by John Hartl [Seattle Times]
“..overblown, reaching for emotional effect in a fatally hamfisted fashion..”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety]