Sense & Sensibility (2008)

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 Elinor Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Marianne Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Colonel Brandon (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Edward Ferrars (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Willoughby (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Margaret Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Sir John Middleton (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Jennings (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Fanny Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Lady Middleton (3 episodes, 2008)
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 John Dashwood (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Eliza (2 episodes, 2008)
David S. Glover ...
 Foot (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Miss Steele (2 episodes, 2008)
Anna Madeley ...
 Lucy Steele (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Robert Ferrars (2 episodes, 2008)
Morgan Overton ...
 Little Henry (2 episodes, 2008)
Tim McMullan ...
 Mr. Palmer (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Charlotte Palmer (2 episodes, 2008)
Roy Holder ...
 Thomas (2 episodes, 2008)
David Glover ...
 Foot (2 episodes, 2008)
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in Devonshire. There, the prevailing ambition is to find suitable husbands for the girls. With help from wealthy neighbor Sir John Middleton, suitors for Elinor and Marianne are soon found, but not landed. They include dashing Willoughby, future vicar Edward Ferrars and retired colonial gentleman Colonel Brandon. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

The pink gown with embroidered chiffon overdress worn by one of the dancers at the London ball is the same costume worn by Julia Sawalha (Lydia Bennet) in Pride and Prejudice (1995) when Mr. Collins finds her half-dressed in the hall at Longbourn. See more »

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The scene: Elinor finds Edward chopping wood in the rain. We see Elinor approaching with her arms holding the shawl over her head and shoulders. When the shot shifts and we see Elinor from her back, the shawl is covering only her head, with arms over the shawl. See more »

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Featured in The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen (2011) See more »

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Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain
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Words by William Shakespeare
Performed by Charity Wakefield
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Good, but not quite great version
1 December 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

A solid adaptation that didn't quite match up to the Ang Lee and Emma Thompson film. That had more energy, pace, intensity and humor. This is more lyrical and gentle, which works almost as well... for a while.

I actually loved the first two hours, but the last hour didn't work as well for me, perhaps because of the different overall tone tone. The climax felt more soap opera-ish, and also more uneven, with the slightly jarring attempts at humorous over the top characterizations clashing with the more subtle feel of the piece. The acting is generally excellent, but there were times when performers didn't quite seem to all be in the same film.

Worth seeing if you are an Austen fan, but if you only need one film version to be happy, I'd watch the Lee feature first.


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