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Adapted from what is arguably Jane Austen's most mature and subtlest novel, Persuasion is somewhat more nuanced and restrained than the more frequently adapted Emma and Pride and Prejudice. The protagonist, Anne (Amanda Root), is, by the conventions of society, considered an old maid when she remains unmarried at 27. However, a second chance arrives when her former love, Captain Wentworth (Ciaran Hinds), returns from the Napoleonic Wars. The pair, who hardly speak throughout, are surrounded by
Sep 27, 1995 Wide
Aug 24, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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The film offers the same pleasures as an Austen novel, as the audience sinks into a comforting, orderly world where life-shattering disruptions are handled with elegant ease.
Persuasion is Jane without pain, E-Z Austen. It's a delight.
Much of the movie's emotional work has to be done by...faces and eyes, while other people speak of other things, and to see that happening is frustrating, because it happens so slowly, and romantic, because it happens at all.
Following the novel with unhurried fidelity, the film is as faithful to Austen as Anne Elliot is to the man of her dreams.
Literate, beautifully-produced screen adaptation of a classc Jane Austen novel.
Apart from some minor audio problems, Persuasion is a truly enjoyable film that captures the time period in an amusing, revealing manner and is educational for all ages.
As gloriously romantic as it is giddily hilarious, Persuasion gives you a ruefully knowing smile as it sides with the wise heart. You leave the theater feeling better about everything.
Whew! Sitting through 112 minutes of Persuasion is a true exercise in persistence.
I can't help but think that Austen would be pleased that this seeming Plain Jane of a picture could be a thing of such beauty and spirit.
Roger Michell's movie captures [Jane Austen's] insight into social hypocrisies and elegant sense of irony, with precisely understated performances and a subtle, witty script.
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