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Persuasion 

Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off 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 Mrs. Croft. Frederick is now a rich and successful Captain, and a highly eligible bachelor. Whom will he marry? One of Anne's sister's husband's sisters? Or will he and Anne rekindle the old flame? Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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16 April 1995 (UK)  »

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$5,462,325 (USA)
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Amanda Root originally was wanted by Ang Lee and Emma Thompson for the role of Marianne Dashwood in their adaptation of another Jane Austen film, Sense and Sensibility (1995), and she performed the role at a read-through of an early draft of the script before she was cast in Persuasion. See more »

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Several pieces by Chopin are used, but Chopin was only born 5 years before this was set. See more »

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Mr. Shepherd: Women without children are the very best preservers of furniture.
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Prelude in B
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Performed by Susan Tomes
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Two lovers rediscover each other after 8 years apart.
24 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is Jane Austen's most adult work, and therefore most subtle. The movie adaptation is faithful to her story, taking it's time to develop the characters, and it is beautifully acted and staged. The strange changes to the Mr. Eliot story from book to screen make no sense whatsoever but are hardly a detriment to the story as a whole. This is one of my favorite Austen books and Austen adaptation. The casting is perfect; particularly fine are Ciaran Hinds as Wentworth, Amanda Root as Ann, Sophie Thompson as Mary and Corin Redgrave as Sir Eliot, but truly, the entire cast is flawless. I consider this a must-see movie for anyone who loves Jane Austen, or intelligent screenplays.


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