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Persuasion 

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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 ... See full summary »

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... Anne Elliot
... Captain Frederick Wentworth
... Lady Russell
... Sir Walter Elliot
... Mrs. Croft
... Admiral Croft
... Elizabeth Elliot
... Mr. Elliot
... Mary Musgrove
... Mrs. Musgrove
... Charles Musgrove
Felicity Dean ... Mrs. Clay
... Mr. Musgrove
Emma Roberts ... Louisa Musgrove
... Henrietta Musgrove
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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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Drama

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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
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Filmed completely on location, using all natural light. 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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Mr. Shepherd: Women without children are the very best preservers of furniture.
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Charming but Unnoticed
21 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

For some reason, people seem to leave "Persuasion" out when they are naming Jane Austen adaptations. I find that lamentable, since it is such a wonderful film. It is exceedingly British, which means that Americans might find it a little hard to understand, but personally I think it is superb.

All the acting is stellar; I can't really identify a bad performance. Ciaran Hines especially shines as the warm but reserved Captain Wentworth.

Of all the Jane Austen adaptations (except "Pride and Prejudice") I believe "Persuasion" is the truest to the time period. The characters act within the conventions of regency England and seem to be comfortable doing so.

I would recommend this movie to any Jane Austen lover or a person who enjoys period films or classic literature. A person who does not fall into those categories might enjoy it as well, but is likely to find it slow and difficult to understand.


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