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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alex Kingston, Daniel Craig, Diana Rigg, Ronald Fraser

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Alex Kingston climbs into the role of Daniel Defoe's classic heroine, Moll Flanders. This rich and detailed miniseries, complete with masterful performances and a delightful musical score by Jim Parker, is from the PBS series, Masterpiece Theatre. Moll starts her life as a housemaid, and becoming a whore to her master's brother and then a wife to the other at 19. After her first husband dies, she tries the world in search of a better life; a life of wealth and first-class society living, encountering along the way, several sexual adventures and also discovering some shocking family secrets. This saucy, fun and moving miniseries is a winning feature and is an excellent way to spend a quiet evening. Take Moll into your home and let her climb into your heart and tell you her life story. 'What would you do?'
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Prairie?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   lesbians!    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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