Based on Dickens’ classic novel, this drama set in 19th Century England tells a profound story and features a wonderful cast and solid acting. After his father dies, 19-year-old Nicholas (Charlie Hunnam) takes his mother (Stella Gonet) and sister (Romola Garai) to London to seek help from his wealthy uncle, Ralph Nickleby (Christopher Plummer). But Uncle Ralph is wicked and sends Nicholas off to teach at a boys’ school, where sadistic headmaster Wackford Squeers (Jim Broadbent) and his cruel wife (Juliet Stevenson) delight in abusing the boys. Nicholas rescues Smike (Jamie Bell), who is crippled, from a beating, and they leave the school to be reunited with Nicholas’ family. Nicholas begins to support his family and falls for Madeline Bray (Anne Hathaway), but Uncle Ralph schemes to destroy him.