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Persuasion (2008)





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Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones star in this adaptation of the Jane Austin classic about a lovelorn woman who receives a second chance for true happiness. Anne Elliot was just nineteen when she fell hopelessly in love with dashing naval officer Frederick Wentworth, so when her family attempted to convince her that she was making a terrible mistake the smitten young woman hastily broke off her engagement. That decision has haunted her ever since, and despite the fact that nearly a decade has passed not a day goes by that Anne doesn't long for Frederick's embrace. Now, eight years later, Frederick has returned a highly decorated, and extremely wealthy military man. As every eligible woman in Anne's district swoons over the handsome and successful naval officer, the crestfallen young woman still holds out hope that Frederick will somehow find it in his heart to look beyond her youthful indecision, and give her a second shot at true love.


Sally Hawkins
as Anne Elliot
Rupert Penry-Jones
as Captain Wentworth
Alice Krige
as Lady Russell
Anthony Head
as Sir Walter Elliot
Julia Davis
as Elizabeth Elliot
Mary Stockley
as Mrs. Clay
Peter Wight
as Admiral Croft
Marion Bailey
as Mrs. Croft
Amanda Hale
as Mary Musgrove
Jennifer Higham
as Louisa Musgrove
Rosamund Stephen
as Henrietta Musgrove
Stella Gonet
as Mrs. Musgrove
Sam Hazeldine
as Charles Musgrove
Louis Shergold
as Little Charles
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Feels a bit compressed but still a good version of the Austen story.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Not my favorite version, but the essence of the story is still there.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


Oh what a nice movie! Can it ever get any better than a good Jane Austen story? So romantic...even though I found it completely frustrating that it took them until the last 6 min. of the movie to finally get together. This should have been called At least on my part. But thank goodness all went perfectly well at the end. Yay!

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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