Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

Best known for playing the part of Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the hit series E.R., Alex Kingston shows her true range as an actress by taking on the role of the classic literary character Moll Flanders and simply scorching her way through every scene. Based on the novel by Daniel Defoe, it’s the story of a woman making her way in the world by any means necessary, and if that way turns out to be pleasurable in a way that most folks of her time think blasphemous, so bit it. Daniel Craig makes a nice appearance as the love of Moll’s life, but it is Kingston’s mesmerizing performance that makes the movie so great. As an added bonus, this set comes with the best DVD extra ever: the complete text of the original novel.

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