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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 ... 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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Because of the meager budget, the closing shots of Captain Wentworth's ship were reused from The Bounty (1984). See more »

Goofs

While clearing out her things at Kellynch near the beginning of the film, Anne finds a paper boat tucked inside a navy list. If you look closely, you can see that the words written on it come from the letter Captain Wentworth writes to her at the end of the film. It says: "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again..." See more »

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Anne Elliot: My instinct tells me, he is charming and clever but I have seen no burst of feeling, warmth of fury or delight
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Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Performed by Susan Tomes
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24 September 2000 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

The recently released DVD provides a wonderful opportunity to revisit this exquisitely done Austen. Her usual themes of elligible young women and men, their social positions, and their incomes, are very much in evidence; however here there is something a bit quieter and more deeply felt, as two special people get a second chance at happiness. The direction is remarkably fine-tuned, and the production makes a welcome attempt to portray a more realistic glimpse of the life of various classes during the period than is usual. The flamboyant period costumes are particularly amusing, and the sight of the naval men striding along jettys in uniform with their very striking hats is one that has always stuck in my mind.


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