At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral compass, she becomes especially close to Edmund, Thomas's younger son. Fanny is soon possessed of beauty as well as a keen mind and comes to the attention of a neighbor, Henry Crawford. Thomas promotes this match, but to his displeasure, Fanny has a mind of her own, asking Henry to prove himself worthy. As Edmund courts Henry's sister and as light shines on the link between Thomas's fortunes and New World slavery, Fanny must assess Henry's character and assert her heart as well as her wit.Written by
In keeping with writer/director Patricia Rozema's updated vision of 'Mansfield Park', the actresses' costumes and accessories were updated interpretations as well, including modern hosiery and shoes by Emma Hope. See more »
When Fanny is undressing after being caught in the rain, she undoes her corset by unhooking a metal busk at the front, this style of busk was not invented until the mid 19th century, and the film is set in 1806. Her busk instead should have been wooden or whalebone, and if it unfastened in front it would have been laced. See more »
And what is your opinion, Miss Price?
I am sorry to disappoint you, Mr. Crawford, but I'm afraid I do not have a ready opinion.
I suspect you are almost entirely composed of ready opinions not yet shared.
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One sex scene was cut from the US version in order to obtain a PG rating. See more »
This is the absolute worst adaptaion of a classic novel in existence. I am very sorry that Miss Austen is not alive to defend her work for such disgusting adaptaions as this. The added sub plot about slavery was totally inappropriate. I'm not saying that it wasn't an issue at the time I'm only saying that Miss Austen chose to leave it out of her novel so who are we to put it in there. PLease I beg all fans of Jane Austen's writing to speal out against this horrid movie based ever so loosly around her classic and wonderful novel.
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