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Moll Flanders [DVD] [1997] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Robin Wright , Morgan Freeman , Pen Densham    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Brenda Fricker
  • Directors: Pen Densham
  • Writers: Pen Densham, Daniel Defoe
  • Producers: Pen Densham, John Watson, Kevan Barker, Morgan O'Sullivan, Richard Barton Lewis
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Jan 2001
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000053VB3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,518 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly child friendly 20 Mar 2004
Surprisingly child friendly for a Moll Flanders adaption. This is a really good film with a fantastic and harrowing tale. A good adaptation of the original, with a lovable main character, played by robin wright. Morgan Freeman also played his role excellently, with the same to be said for john lynch in his role as the artist. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, it's a must watch for anyone whether literary or not. For all those who enjoy a bit of drama.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good 11 Jun 2014
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I Love this film. It is as good as I remember it. Thanks you for sorting out the region problem
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lost the plot 27 Sep 2013
By Jacqui
Good acting all round but the story has been altered so much from the original book by Daniel Defoe that it might as well have been given another title.
Poetic licence has been taken to the extreme here.
If you don't know the story it's a reasonable watch but the version starring Alex Kingston is by far superior, however it's not suitable for children, then again neither is the book.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read the book, but don't cast this movie aside! 13 Feb 2003
By Paige I. Mano - Published on
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.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it's the movie, not the book that's being reviewed... 17 Dec 2000
By Meagan - Published on
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.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Moll Flanders at all 13 Jun 2003
By AVID MOVIE WATCHER - Published on
If you are a fan of period piece movies and only care about the movie, not the book, this is a nicely done period piece movie. It is nothing like the version of Moll Flanders starring Alex Kingston which I also liked very much. I have a huge collection of period piece movies and am glad I added both versions to my collection.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's Defoe's version? 23 April 2003
By "elaine242" - Published on
I liked the movie. Don't get me wrong. However, this version of Moll Flander's tale deviants so dramatically from the version written by Defoe in the 18th century. Instead of our heroine, his the early version being the victim of money's intense seduction, of trading her morality for money and compassion for commodification, Densham's version of Moll Flanders is a frosting-type Cinderella whose beauty and innocence give her her just reward, money. I'm not exactly sure what the director, screen writer is trying to say here. That virtue isn't it's own reward, but that with luck and good looks, eventually you'll get the cash you need to own a estate in the Bahamas?
Either way, the movie's romance hooked me. I love to see true love conquer all.
It was a good movie.
I just wouldn't try to watch it and compare it to Defoe's version.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You Must Be Willing... 22 April 2005
By Honey - Published on
To take this movie as a separate entity from the book! The book is absolutely fantastic and yet this movie is also equally good! If like me, you love a well produced and well acted period movie, you will enjoy this movie immensely. It offers all the things a good movie does and all the appropriate things a "period" movie should: decent storyline, love, death, money, status, cinematography, wonderful accents and great, great costumes! It's in my DVD collection and I watch it from time to time! The book is a giant in its own right..but this movie can and does stand on its own merits! Go in with an open mind.
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