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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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The brocade suit Corin Redgrave wears during the scene in which Sir Walter Elliot tries to induce Anne to accompany him to Lady Dalrymple's is the same costume James D'Arcy (Tom Bertram) wears during the play rehearsal in Mansfield Park (2007). See more »

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When Captain Harville and Anne Elliot discuss whether men or women are the most inconstant in love the camera continues to switch between a closer shot of the two and a more distant shot to include Captain Wentworth. In one of the more distant shots (while Captain Harville discusses the feeling of leaving behind family) you can see Anne is the one speaking however Captain Harville's voice is heard. See more »

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Admiral Croft: What do you say, Sophie, is Frederick ready to fall in love?
Mrs Croft: I think he's ready to make a very foolish match, George.
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Best Jane Austen adaptation of late!
18 July 2000 | by (Effingham, IL) – See all my reviews

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!


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