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Mansfield Park (1999)



Critic Consensus: Solid performances, bold direction.

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At the age of ten, Fanny Price is sent to live with wealthy relatives in Northampton Shire, leaving her impoverished family behind in Portsmouth. She has always known her debt of gratitude towards her aunt, Lady Bertram, and uncle, Sir Thomas. Her Aunt Norris, however, has always treated her as a servant and the preening Bertram daughters have always reminded her of her status. The youngest son Edmund has been Fanny's constant companion since her arrival at Mansfield Park. The arrival of the sophisticated brother and sister duo from London, Henry and Mary Crawford, sends the Park into a passionate upheaval as the daughters pursue Henry and Edmund is caught up in the rebellious spirit. Only Fanny refuses to fall under their spell. The fate of everyone at Mansfield Park is decided by an unspeakable scandal, and Fanny's patience is rewarded.more
Rating: PG-13 (for brief violent images, sexual content and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jane Austen, Patricia Rozema
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 11, 2000
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Frances O'Connor
as Fanny Price
Embeth Davidtz
as Mary Crawford
Jonny Lee Miller
as Edmond Bertram
Alessandro Nivola
as Henry Crawford
Harold Pinter
as Sir Thomas Bertram
Lindsay Duncan
as Lady Bertram/Mrs. Pr...
Victoria Hamilton
as Maria Bertram
Justine Waddell
as Julia Bertram
James Purefoy
as Tom Bertram
Sheila Gish
as Aunt Norris
Hugh Bonneville
as Mr. Rushworth
Hilton McRae
as Mr. Price
Talya Gordon
as Young Susan
Elizabeth Eaton
as Young Maria
Elizabeth Earl
as Young Julia
Philip Sarson
as Young Edmond
Amelia Warner
as Teenage Fanny
Danny Worters
as Boy with Bird Cart
Gordon Reid
as Dr. Winthrop
Bruce Byron
as Carriage Driver
Jack Murphy
as Ballroom Dancer
Peter Curtis
as Ballroom Dancer
Emma Flett
as Ballroom Dancer
Wendy Woodbridge
as Ballroom Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Mansfield Park

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (21)

While this version plays somewhat fast and loose with the original story, and even more so with the heroine's character, it is still much more Jane Austen than not.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Spins the most interesting modern re-interpretation of the Austen canon.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Though it's never dull, this Mansfield Park has too much of its own agenda and too little of Austen's to completely succeed.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Despite its brazen politics, Mansfield Park never goes giddily amok as promised.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Too often steps out of its era to adopt a knowing, politically correct, late-20th-century attitude to the society portrayed.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

This Mansfield Park becomes a kind of romanticized gloss -- an imaginative grad-student thesis that melds author and character.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mansfield Park

Someone who knows Jane Austen's life and has also an experience of her books or the movies based on them ,can realise one thing for sure , that her novels are also based on her own life ,somehow . But this movie has more realistic elements of her season .Also has more action than other scripts and that makes it believable and attractive. Of course the most attractive is Edmund ( Jonny Lee Miller)lol.
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Maybe the best Jane Austen's adaptation ever made!

Eliza Norton

Super Reviewer

Great Jane Austen screen adaptation.

Michael S

Super Reviewer

This was a really great adaptation..and had a great cast. It was good to see Johnny Lee Miller again. I would recommend watching Sense & Sensability is a bit better.

Keysha H

Super Reviewer

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