For generations my family has been embroiled in a lawsuit over an incomplete will. Lives have been wasted, families torn apart over the dream of a settlement that is unlikely to manifest. This is the BBC version of Dickens' novel based on such a premise and takes us along with three youngsters struggling to find their places. Dickens paints the, well, bleakness of his era and this adaptation captures it well. I did a marathon viewing while suffering from E Coli, so I felt kinship with the TB and smallpox sufferers. The drawbacks of the movie are that scenes, in a vain attempt for ambience, are shot too dark, there are idiotic view shifts, and Dickens’ obsession with connecting every character gets old.