An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
was born in February 7, 1812. It was a greatest English writer of the Victorian era. He grew up in a poor family in London. His father was imprisoned in a debtor's prison. Dickens
had to work in a boot-blacking factory since he was 10 years old. Later, he learned shorthand and worked as a journalist. He quickly became famous and started writing novels. He married Catherine Hogarth and had 10 children. He died of stroke in June 9, 1870.
was an orphan, who lived in a workhouse until his 9 years. Then he became an apprentice to the undertaker Sowerberry. However, Sowerberry's wife disliked Oliver and mistreated him, so he decided to run away to London. In London, he met a pickpocket with nickname the "Artful Dodger", who introduced him a gang of child pickpockets. The gang was led by an old criminal Fagin, who trained homeless kids to steal for him. Oliver didn't understand it and stayed with them. Fagin started training him to become a pickpocket too.
One day, Oliver was caught for a theft, but it wasn't him who did it. Luckily, Oliver was saved from the judgment by an old gentleman named Mr. Brownlow, who took Oliver home and took care for him.
There was a person in the Fagin's gang, called Monks. He was an Oliver's stepbrother and he wanted to inherit all their father's money. Oliver didn't know about this, but he could be killed one day.
Now, he was happy in Mr. Brownlow's house, but his happiness didn't last for long. Bill Sykes, a brutal robber and a part of the gang, kidnapped Oliver and made him steal again.
One day, Oliver was shot while helping robbing Maylie's house. Luckily, Mrs. Maylie kept him at her house and helped him recover.
Meanwhile Nancy, a young thief and prostitute from Fagin's gang, who knew that Oliver is Monks's stepbrother, found Mrs. Maylie's adoptive daughter, Rosa, and told her everything. However, Bill Sykes found that Nancy betrayed the gang, so he killed her. After that, he ran away and died.
Later, Rosa Maylie and Mr. Brownlow told Oliver, that his father was very rich. Oliver and Monks get a half of his legacy. At last, Mr. Brownlow adopted Oliver and they lived happily ever after.
I really liked the movie, at least the part I have seen. It makes us sympathize with Oliver, such a poor child, and think about life conditions in the Victorian era. The movie is also quite complicated. There are lots of characters and I didn't understand everything.
I haven't read the book so I cannot compare it with the movie, but I am going to read it soon.