I got Sparky a gift card to use on Amazon Instant and she picked out the first two films I'll briefly review here.
I liked all the leads, especially Emma Roberts, who was in the overlooked little gem Nancy Drew a few years back, and Zach Galifinakis. The film deals with mental illness but not in too deep a way and in a non off putting way.
This is not the kind of film I would have picked to watch but I'm glad I saw it. It's cute and sweet and a little creepy. I found Ms. Kazan very cute and appealing and she makes the film a treat. She also wrote the film in addition to starring in it, so well done you Ms. Kazan.
This is exactly the type of character driven Dickens work I love. But it's also one that I would never read because frankly, I find his written work a huge slog to get through and much of the humor is lost on me when I read the works because I get so frustrated with his archaic and long winded prose. In these adaptations they cut the chaff and keep what's best.
I highly recommend this one.