Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. If one enjoyed Emma then this is a must to see.
I loved this adaptation. Sally Hawkins (from Mike Leigh's Happy Go Lucky) is wonderful as Anne and Rupert Penry-Jones (from Spooks) is a dreamboat Captain Wentworth. The direction and cinematography is lovely, too, especially the long portrait-style shots of Anne.
Pretty much my most favourite of the Jane Austen books. Brilliantly portrayed.
I was quite intrigued by Sally Hawkins as Anne, although her character was portrayed as far more meek and mild than I had always imagined from the book. I agree with the previous reviewer that it was impossible to feel a sense of who Captain Wentworth was, and appreciate him the way we were supposed to as he was given so little to do and say.
Read the book. Naturally, it is far better.
Not a particularly good adaptation with Captain Wentworth given so little to say he becomes almost a cardboard figure, the progress of the couple's reconciliation not always in tune with the book, and the ending extraordinarily banal. The director instigates incidents that are out of character for the period. For instance Anne's younger sister literally jumps into the arms of Captain Wentworth more than once, and Anne's pursuit of the captain in the final scenes, kissing in public and dashing headlong through the streets of Bath, hatless, is not the behaviour of the self-effacing daughter of a baronet, but no doubt put in for dramatic effect. Jane Austin handles the ending much more subtly and romantically. The general standard of acting has little to commend it.
Good chick flick, a love story that last years before the two people finally get to gether. Very slow at first.
Thoroughly enjoyed it