It is never too late for true love, especially for our heroine, Anne Elliot, whom is now 27 years of age and facing spinsterhood. Eight years earlier, Anne, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though promising, had poor family connections. When her father rents out the family estate to Admiral Croft, Anne is thrown into company with Frederick, because his sister is married to the Admiral. Frederick is now a rich and successful Captain. Will Anne and he rekindle the old flame?
I recently revisited this movie and it was a very enjoyable experience as I hadn't seen it in a number of years. I plan to reread the book next week to fill in the missing gaps that all movies have. This movie isn't my favourite but for any Jane Austen or Geogette Heyer fan, it is definitely a movie I recommend watching. And sorry boys, it's definitely a chick flick :)
This has got to be the most watchable Jane Austen adaptation since the recent influx. Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds are simply the best at conveying unrequited love. One is not blindsided by the big names and distracting beauty of those that have filled the roles of more recent Austen films, and that's how it should be. The performances by Sophie Thompson (Emma's sister), Phoebe Nicholls (remember "Brideshead Revisited"?), and Corin Redgrave is enough to make this movie recommendable, but the 2 main characters are absolutely superb and sympathetic without being sappy or gratuitous. The other supporting cast is phenomenal; what one expects from a nice little English film. Cinematography and soundtrack are fitting as well. Highly recommended!
The fact that we are watching film adaptations of Jane Austin's work hundreds of years after she wrote the stories is testament to her amazing talent. Persuasion is the sweetest story. Whilst it is not full of adventure or mystery, it is more of a real life story-telling of the steadfast love between two people despite all the odds. I haven't seen the more recent version of this story, but this version acted by Hinds and Root will probably be the definitive version for me, just as Colin Firth will always be the ultimate Mr Darcy. These two fine actors install a fine array of emotion in just a brief glance, conveying a passion in a brief touch or look that gets your heart strings ringing. A wonderful version of a wonderful story-a must for Austin fans.
Jane Austen is I think one of the world's greatest authors. This book is one of the last ones she wrote and this movie depiction of it does it justice!
Its such a sweet story, takes one away from reality and totally places you into Jane Austens world, or rather, Anne Elliots world. Just a delightful romance tale that will leave you feel happy along with the warm fuzzies.
I really really enjoyed this movie, it took me away from reality, The story line is easy to follow and it will always keep you hooked until the very end, and after that you are still thinking about it, This movie is an absolute classic no collection is complete without it, It is perfect if you are bored or lonely and just need to kick back and relax for a while and just drift away in the movie, get engulfed and captured in the frames clicking over on the screen, it is such a great movie I recommend it to anyone....
Persuasion may not have the wit of Pride & Prejudice, the morality of Mansfield Park or Sense & Sensibility, or the delightful twists and turns of Emma and Northanger Abby, but it is probably Jane Austen's most mature and achingly romantic story. By the same token, this film version of Persuasion, while perhaps lacking the glamourous faces and costumes that adorn the flock of Austen films produced in the mid-1990's, is far and away the most faithfully adapted movie of the lot. Nick Dear's script is beautifully spare, relying on the subtly expressive faces and gestures of a cast that is absolute perfection. Filmed completely on-location, and using only natural light, every scene seems to have been painted directly from Miss Austen's imagination.