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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but by the time she reaches 18, and in the absence of her uncle who leaves on a business trip for an extended period, she begins to enjoy herself. When Henry Crawford and his sister Mary become neighbors to the Bertrams, opportunities abound. Edmond Bertram falls in love with Mary but she wants to marry a man with money, not someone destined to life as a clergyman. Meanwhile, Fanny's love for her cousin Edmond prevents her from accepting Mr. Crawford's proposal of marriage. Written by garykmcd

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The tan and black striped gown with a black crepe bow on the bodice worn by Jemma Redgrave (Lady Bertram) in the final scene is the same gown worn to dinner by Rosemary Enright in The Regency House Party (2004), and by Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood) to play cards at Barton Park in Sense and Sensibility (1995). The costume is also worn by an extra at the Netherfield Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005), by Penny Downie (Lady Judith Milbanke) at dinner, after Annabella returns to her parents' house in Byron (2003), by Wendy Craig (Mrs.Lefroy) in The Real Jane Austen (2002), and by Francesca Annis (Lady Ludlow) in Cranford (2007). See more »

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Fanny Price: Is it possible to be so happy?
Edmund Bertram: Yes. Let's make it our business, Mrs. Bertram, to happy ever after.
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Jemma Redgrave was only listed in the opening credits and was not included in the cast/character list in the closing credits. See more »

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19 March 2007 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

This seems like a film made with Jane Austen kind of elements but doesn't relate at all to the 'Mansfield Park' novel that Jane Austen wrote. It has no idea what the novel is about and I think that if you are adapting a book for the screen that it should be at least faithful to the spirit of the book. And that certainly means not casting Billie Piper as Fanny Price. Whoever thought of that one deserves a raspberry. I'm sure I was laughing in the wrong places.

I watched it expecting it to get better but sank lower and lower in my seat. One of Austen's more profound novels had been turned into flavourless and unrewarding entertainment (if that is even the word). TV and film producers for ages have been underestimating the general audience and this Austen travesty is another slap in the face. It is a great shame that the quality of British television plummets year after year.


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