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Persuasion 

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Eight years ago, Anne Elliot rejected Frederick Wentworth, the man she loved, out of a sense of duty and obedience. Now an ignored and faded spinster, she follows her financially stricken ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Michell

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Nick Dear (screenplay)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Root ... Anne Elliot
Ciarán Hinds ... Captain Frederick Wentworth
Susan Fleetwood ... Lady Russell
Corin Redgrave ... Sir Walter Elliot
Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Croft
John Woodvine ... Admiral Croft
Phoebe Nicholls ... Elizabeth Elliot
Samuel West ... Mr. Elliot
Sophie Thompson ... Mary Musgrove
Judy Cornwell ... Mrs. Musgrove
Simon Russell Beale ... Charles Musgrove
Felicity Dean ... Mrs. Clay
Roger Hammond ... Mr. Musgrove
Emma Roberts Emma Roberts ... Louisa Musgrove
Victoria Hamilton ... Henrietta Musgrove
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Storyline

Eight years ago, Anne Elliot rejected Frederick Wentworth, the man she loved, out of a sense of duty and obedience. Now an ignored and faded spinster, she follows her financially stricken family from their home, only to be reintroduced to the now successful and wealthy Captain Frederick Wentworth. With their roles reversed and Captain Wentworth the eligible and wealthy bachelor, Anne navigates the scheming society that still tries to keep them apart.

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Drama

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Amanda Root originally was wanted by Ang Lee and Emma Thompson for the role of Marianne Dashwood in their adaptation of another Jane Austen film, Sense and Sensibility (1995), and she performed the role at a read-through of an early draft of the script before she was cast in Persuasion. See more »

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While clearing out her things at Kellynch near the beginning of the film, Anne finds a paper boat tucked inside a navy list. If you look closely, you can see that the words written on it come from the letter Captain Wentworth writes to her at the end of the film. It says: "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again..." See more »

Quotes

Mary Musgrove: Anne, why could you not have come sooner?
Anne Elliot: My dear Mary, I really have had so much to do.
Mary Musgrove: Do? What can you possibly have had to do?
Anne Elliot: A great many things I assure you.
Mary Musgrove: Well. Dear me.
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Features The Bounty (1984) See more »

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Sarabande in B (French Suite)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Jeremy Sams
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Charming but Unnoticed
21 November 2003 | by Pickwick12See 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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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

UK | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Persuasión See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,986, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$5,269,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,269,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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