Goofs - Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Taglines: Every family needs a hero.

Director: Douglas McGrath

Writers: Charles Dickens, Douglas McGrath

Stars: Stella Gonet, Andrew Havill, Henry McGrath, Hugh Mitchell, ...

Young Nicholas and his family enjoy a comfortable life, until Nicholas' father dies and the family is left penniless. Nicholas, his sister and mother venture to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph, but Ralph's only intentions are to separate the family and exploit them. Nicholas is sent to a school run by the cruel, abusive and horridly entertaining Wackford Squeers. Eventually, Nicholas runs away with schoolmate Smike, and the two set off to reunite the Nickleby family.
Madeline Bray can be seen clearly with pierced earring holes. Pierced ears were not of regular use until more than a decade later. At the time, only rich women pierced their ears.
Nicholas's letter from Dotheboys to Ralph Nickleby carries a postage stamp. These did not exist in the 1830s.
The words and music of the hymn "God is working His purpose out" date from 1894, long after the period of the movie.
Just before Vincent Crummles announces that they're losing money with the current play, Mr. Folair can be seen grabbing the fire prop twice in two different shots.
When Nicholas leaves Madeleine's apartment for the first time, it appears to be in the basement. When he rushes to save her from marrying Mulberry Hawk, he runs up many flights of steps to get to the apartment.
The movie is set in the early-to-mid-1800s, but characters sing the hymn "God is working His purpose out" which was written in 1894, 24 years after the death of Charles Dickens.
As Nicholas and Madeleine kiss for the first time, the angle of his head in relation to hers changes instantly across several cuts.