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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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Made for British television and originally screened by the BBC in April 1995, the film was released theatrically around the rest of the world. See more »

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When Anne visits Mrs. Smith the second time she goes in wearing her pink coat and comes out without wearing the coat. See more »

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Captain Benwick: [Anne and Benwick are discussing poetry and he asks her which she prefers of two poems by Sir Walter Scott. Anne answers by quoting a line from the second poem. They then alternately recite the next few lines] Tell me, do you prefer "Marmion" or "The Lady of the Lake?"
Anne: "Like the dew on the mountain / Like the foam on the river /"
Captain Benwick: "Like the bubble on the fountain / Thou art gone /"
Anne: "and forever!"
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The Dusky Night
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Root Shines In Normal Jane Austen-Fare
2 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a Jane Austen novel (this edition brought to the screen courtesy the BBC), you know it's primarily a chick flick, a romance novel with old English spoken, very nicely photographed with nice period sets and scenery and some interesting women to view.

This seems to be the case in most of the films, a la the famous combination of Merchant-Ivory. While this isn't that duo, it's still a decent version of this famous story.

What's different about this is the leading actress: Amanda Root, who plays "Anne Elliot." In America, this is not a lady whom we are familiar with, so she was a new "face" for me, as well. I liked her. I've heard criticism of her looks. You don't have to be glamorous to be accepted as a fine female actor. She was excellent in her role and just the looks on her face, particularly the sad looks, spoke more "volumes" than any dialog could manage.


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