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Scents and Sensibility (2011)

PG | | Drama | 13 May 2011 (Brazil)
Two sisters find that they have to make their own way in the world after their father is jailed. Elinor is a cleaner in a spa. Marianne works for a marketing company but she also makes scented lotions, which turn out to be a real winner.

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Elinor Dashwood
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Marianne Dashwood
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Brandon Hurst
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Edward Farris
Jason Celaya ...
John Willoughby
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Fran Farris
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Lucy Steele
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Margaret Dashwood (as Danielle Chuchran)
Peggy Matheson ...
Mrs. Dashwood
Jim Christian ...
Mr. Dashwood
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Hannah
Dee Macaluso ...
Mrs. Jennings
Gary Nielsen ...
Family Attorney
Bruce Wing ...
FBI Agent Wayne
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FBI Agent #2 (as Yong Yun)
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Two sisters find that they have to make their own way in the world after their father is jailed. Elinor is a cleaner in a spa. Marianne works for a marketing company but she also makes scented lotions, which turn out to be a real winner.

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief rude comments
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Filmed in Utah Valley See more »

Goofs

When Elinor opens up her broken into locker, the bottles of lotion are in the opposite position as to how Lucy left them. See more »

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Version of Sense & Sensibility (2008) See more »

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Falling and Flying
Written by Mindy Gledhill
Performed by Mindy Gledhill
Produced by Scott Wiley
Published by Blue Morph Music
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I could watch an infinite number of re-worrkings of beloved Austen, this one is cute
6 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Elinor Dashwood (Ashley Williams) and her more flighty sister, Marianne (Marla Sokoloff) get the most terrible news. Their father has been accused of running a ponzi-type investment company and is hauled off to jail. Used to many luxuries as "rich gals", this is harsh. Mother goes to live with an aunt, taking cancer stricken younger sister Margaret along. Her medicine alone is costly. Thus, our two Miss Dashwoods have to get jobs. Unluckily, their last name is a detriment to employment. Finally, Eleanor gets a lowly position as a spa girl-of-all-tasks while Marianne lies about her last name is snags as a job as the copy woman for a large firm. Still, paying bills is difficult. Making things worse is their vehicle, a rundown truck, which often leaves them in a bind. Also, Marianne's boyfriend of many years is away in Switzerland, making her lonely. But, silver linings arrive. Elinor meets a handsome lawyer, brother to the grumpy spa owner, while Marianne starts to become friends with a bright young executive colleague. Most importantly, an herbal cream that Marianne has invented becomes a hit at the spa, with women buying bottles left and right. Caution, ladies! Someone is still out to make major trouble for you both! This lovely update of Austen's classic is nicely done. Then, again, I could watch an infinite number of variations of such a great book! Williams and Sokoloff are fine as the indomitable Dashwood gals while the men in their lives are handsome and talented actors. In fact, all of the cast does good work. Then, too, costumes are terrific, as are sets, script and zesty direction. By all means, romcom and Austen fans. It just makes sense to seek this one out!


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