In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
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 »
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter's governess, and she can't reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa. Written by
Shall we start our lessons?
I don't have to do what you say. You're just a servant.
That's enough! Be silent! You will obey me whether you want to or not! You will obey because poor as I am, I am placed in authority over you. You will not speak disrespectfully to me or raise your voice to me.
Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant! Servant!
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Everything you want in a period romance plus more.
I saw it four years ago, and loved it so much that saw it a few more times over several days. The actors are all very good. I think the film delivers everything that is required of a period drama/romance, including the breathtaking visual, and on top of that, the situation that the characters have to deal with is every bit contemporary, so you don't have to stretch yourself to feel for them. The psychology of each character is very natural and convincing, including the little girl's. Because it is convincing, at the end of the story, you share the emotions of the characters 100%, which is the point of watching an intensely emotional drama like this. Unplug the phone and turn off the mobile and make sure there is no interruption while you watch this, because the tension should not be broken. You will be deliciously rewarded.
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