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Mansfield Park Reviews

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½ September 11, 2018
A period drama with a real cutting edge, delivers a superior offering with plenty to engage the senses and the mind. All perform well, the use of Lindsay Duncan as Lady Bertram / Mrs Price the sisters who married position / love was a master stroke and exemplifies the interesting nature of the production.
½ February 28, 2018
The worst Jane Austin adaptation ever made. Only a person who never read "Mansfield Park" could ever think of liking this horrible, disgusting adaptation. Versions such as this one should be prohibited by law. Characters are totally unbelievable, the plot made ridiculous, and the main character, Fanny Price, totally altered. Jane Austin is turning in her grave.Everyone involved in making of this horrible movie should be deeply ashamed.
October 21, 2017
Frances O'Connor AND Justine Waddell ... *sigh* <3
August 28, 2017
The easiest way for a movie to get a strong recommendation from me is to either a) be filled with guns and explosions, or b) be based on a novel by Jane Austen.
November 2, 2016
I love the story but not this adaptation as much. I didnt like Frances O Connor playing Fanny Price. Embeth portrayed Mary Crawford well but I didn't like the lesbian undertones. Hamilton was not attractive enough to play Maria. The brief sex scene was inappropriate and unnecessary for an Austen movie. The rape pictures were too intense for young viewers. Jane Austen should remain a safe haven for G rated audiences.
October 22, 2016
Neither faithful to the novel nor the period, Patricia Rozema's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" is entertaining, but not nearly as wholesome as it's expertly-written source material.
August 12, 2016
Does Austen justice. Fine actress, acting, script,production, score.
½ July 24, 2016
Jessica wanted to watch another Jane Austen inspired movie with me since the first one I watched did not appeal to me. That movie was "Love & Friendship". This movie was much better than the other. I enjoyed the two main characters and watching their romance blossom.The costumes and the sets were pretty fancy. After watching this movie, I am open to watching more Jane Austen inspired films with my wife. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies was pretty good hehe.
April 24, 2016
I'm not a Jane Austin fan, that should be mentioned first. Not that I find her works boring but they simply aren't my cup of tea. I read Pride and Prejudice in a literary class, but it was a fairly dull experience for me, and I have never picked up Mansfield Park once.

As a film, it is not even an eventful one. A kind of coming to age, rags to riches and back again kind of plot line. Although there were some beautiful settings and some extremely nice costuming, I never really felt that I was witnessing this period drama in the 1800's. I was trying not to laugh at most of the actors, taking themselves exceptionally seriously in roles that they obviously did not fit in. The main character was rather blasť at best. The morality of some of the characters were simply selfish, even when they were not trying to be, by simply trying to improve their social settings. By the end of the film, nobody had really changed, but just become more aged and experienced as one would expect. In the end, the women of the story overcome their respective obstacles and then it stops like an overly long bus trip. You need a meal and a nap at the end of this film.

I would assume you have to enjoy Jane Austin novels to enjoy this film. If you are not into period pieces, give this one a miss. For me it was simply uninteresting.

April 2, 2016
As a costume drama set in the Austen-era? Pretty good. As an adaptation of Mansfield Park? Not so much.
February 16, 2016
While it sometimes veers far off the book, it is visually beautiful with a haunting score and addresses the serious issues of Austen's novel. This adaptation incorporates some of Austen's best quotes and outlandish short stories and delivers all the humor that is quintessential Austen.
½ February 14, 2016
I wasn't familiar with this Jane Austin story, but I loved it.

I haven't read the book, so I don't know how good of an adaptation it is, but I loved the movie was very enjoyable.
February 7, 2016
Totally bland and forgettable characters. Entirely without charm or wit. Even the more empowering decisions Fanny makes feel insipid... Maybe it's the cheesy slowmos or the bad acting or just a dull plot the only interesting character was Thomas and he's barely in the film.
½ December 30, 2015
I know I have seen this before, don't recall when. Very enjoyable costume drama, updated with some twists.
½ December 20, 2015
Much better than the 2007 version, but then Frances O'Connor and Jonny Lee Miller have always been favorites of mine. One of the really excellent adaptions of my favorite author, Jane Austen, for the screen.
December 12, 2015
The Jane Austen story and dialogue are wonderful, with excellent cast, particularly Frances O'Connor and Harold Pinter. I enjoyed it more the second time I saw it.
November 7, 2015
Although certainly one of the lesser adaptations of Austin's work, Mansfield Park is progressive enough in its look at gender roles as to warrant a recommendation for those who enjoy period pieces. Its lighthearted, comedic tone makes its central romance somewhat flimsy, but it's a rare costume drama that actually acknowledges the privileges afforded to the white people who comprise the cast, repeatedly making reference to the racist states of mind that existed in the time period so often romanticized by these films and showing the plight of the slaves that afforded these people their holdings through forced labor. This coupled with its feminist stance on the agency of women made Mansfield Park a progressive novel back when it was first written and, sadly, could still be seen as progressive now.
March 25, 2015
Felt like a Modern rom-com but way more subtle! Love romance that are not just spoken but by action
February 22, 2015
Can't believe it took me THIS LONG to see this movie -- Anglophile fail! Definitely enjoyed the story and the characters -- and of course Every British Actor who appeared in this. Not a huge fan of the main actress, but it's all good overall.
February 1, 2015
I enjoyed the movie, but Austen it was not. A way too energetic Fanny and some other interesting interpretations of the occasional word in the book make this quite the retelling of the original.
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