The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop

DVD - 2009
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Nell Trent lives with her doting grandfather in his London shop. It is a magical place, filled from wall to wall with treasures. Grandfather keeps his nocturnal gambling activities a secret from Nell. He borrows heavily from the evil, profiteering loan shark Daniel Quilp. When Grandfather gambles away what little money they possess, Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of their beloved shop. It seems Nell and Grandfather are left only with the option to escape. They fall in with a number of colourful characters, some vilainous and some affectionate. They are on the run from Quilp and his band of misguided money seekers, including Nell's own brother Freddie and his gulible friend Dick Swiveller.

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trcookIIImddmd
Aug 06, 2017

What was Dickens thinking; this is a dismal tale of unattractive characters.

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LittleNoName
Sep 26, 2016

Sad story about addiction but it was a lot better than I expected. The charachters, clothing, buildings and acting were great.

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Ralphiesp
Jan 26, 2015

that was a good movie!

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tiger58
Nov 21, 2012

Recommended. Shows how addicts ruin their lives and those around them. Some of the character are quite creepy (typical Dickens).

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CalicoJack
Apr 12, 2011

Despite a strong cast, and although I usually love the BBC’s adaptations of Victorian novels, this one lacked enough oomph to hold my attention until the end.

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