Persuasion (2007)

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Director: Adrian Shergold
Actors: Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Anthony Head, Julia Davis

A classic adaptation of one of Jane Austens most admired novels, Jane Austens romantic masterpiece comes to DVD in a thrilling new production from the BBC. At the age of nineteen, Anne Elliot fell deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne's family were against the match and persuaded her to break off the engagement. Now twenty seven, Anne has lived to regret her decision. Wentworth returns after making his fortune at sea. Has he forgotten the girl he left behind? And can he forgive her for listening to her family instead of her heart

Status: Normal
Run time: 93mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 2.0

Member Reviews (8)

Posted Saturday, 14 July 2012 See my other reviews
Enjoyable Jane Austen.
Posted Monday, 6 June 2011 See my other reviews
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. If one enjoyed Emma then this is a must to see.
Posted Monday, 16 May 2011 See my other reviews
Sookie Stackhouse
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.
Posted Wednesday, 23 June 2010 See my other reviews
Pretty much my most favourite of the Jane Austen books. Brilliantly portrayed.
Posted Saturday, 16 January 2010 See my other reviews
Jessica B.
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.
Posted Monday, 7 December 2009 See my other reviews
John N.
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.
Posted Friday, 2 October 2009 See my other reviews
Good chick flick, a love story that last years before the two people finally get to gether. Very slow at first. Thoroughly enjoyed it
Posted Wednesday, 1 April 2009 See my other reviews
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