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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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The teal velvet Spencer and matching bonnet Felicity Dean (Mrs. Clay) wears to visit Lady Dalrymple are the same ones worn by Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) in Little Dorrit (2008). The bonnet is also worn by Greta Scacchi (Mrs. Weston) in the final scene of Emma (1996). See more »

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At the dinner at the Musgrove's, the Musgrove girls read from the Navy List that the Laconia is a 74 gun frigate. Frigates of that era had at a maximum around 44 guns. A ship with 74 guns would have been a "ship of the line". See more »

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Lady Russell: Captain Wentworth
Captain Wentworth: Lady Russell
Lady Russell: You, have an extraordinary ability to discompose my friend, sir.
Captain Wentworth: And you have an extraordinary ability to influence her, ma'am, for which I find it hard to forgive you.
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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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