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Mansfield Park (1999)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Patricia Rozema

Writers:

Jane Austen (novel), Patricia Rozema
5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Taylor Gordon ... Young Fanny
Talya Gordon Talya Gordon ... Young Susan
Lindsay Duncan ... Mrs. Price / Lady Bertram
Bruce Byron Bruce Byron ... Carriage Driver
James Purefoy ... Tom Bertram
Sheila Gish ... Mrs. Norris
Harold Pinter ... Sir Thomas Bertram
Elizabeth Eaton Elizabeth Eaton ... Young Maria
Elizabeth Earl Elizabeth Earl ... Young Julia
Philip Sarson Philip Sarson ... Young Edmond
Amelia Warner ... Teenage Fanny
Frances O'Connor ... Fanny Price
Jonny Lee Miller ... Edmund Bertram
Victoria Hamilton ... Maria Bertram
Hugh Bonneville ... Mr. Rushworth
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Jane Austen's Wicked Comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Familia din Mansfield Park See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,608, 21 November 1999

Gross USA:

$4,775,847

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,775,847
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The various stories Fanny Price writes are actually Jane Austen's Juvenilia, written when she was a teenager. See more »

Goofs

When Fanny is caught in the rainstorm, under the shelter of a tree, she drops apples out of her basket and squats down to retrieve them. She can be seen reaching to the ground, and with an empty hand, pretend dropping invisible apples into her basket. See more »

Quotes

Henry Crawford: Fanny, you have created sensations which my heart has never known before.
Fanny Price: Please.
Henry Crawford: There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.
Fanny Price: Mr. Crawford, do not speak nonsense.
Henry Crawford: Nonsense?
Fanny Price: You are such a fine speaker that I'm afraid you may actually end in convincing yourself.
Henry Crawford: Fanny. You are killing me.
Fanny Price: No man dies of love but on the stage.
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Alternate Versions

One sex scene was cut from the US version in order to obtain a PG rating. See more »

Connections

Version of Mansfield Park (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Djongna (Slavery)
Written and Performed by Salif Keita
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Jane Austen is spinning in her grave!!!
12 April 2001 | by Psyche-8See all my reviews

What has this movie done to a book as charming as 'Mansfield Park'?! The storyline has been altered until it is virtually unrecognisable! Fanny Price is nothing like she is in the book, the other characters have been equally changed for the worst and as far as I could tell hardly any of Austen's witty prose has been retained!! It seems this adaptation is 'Mansfield Park' in name only.

This is probably the most difficult of Austen's novels to bring to the big screen because the characters are so much a product of their time. Fanny is supposed to be shy, submissive, compassionate and pious. She was never outspoken, headstrong or feisty. In short, she is not Elizabeth Bennet and she never will be. To attempt to portray Fanny in this light is missing the point of her whole character. She is dull and boring by today's standards, but her disposition was admirable during the time that she lived.

I really don't know what the filmmakers were thinking with this adaptation - they probably weren't!! At any rate, it is only because Jane Austen is long dead that they would dare to produce this version. If you haven't read the book you'll probably enjoy it. If you have read the book, don't bother with this. It will ruin your whole experience of the novel.


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