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When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video : Sony Pictures Classics, c1999
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780767836630
Branch Call Number: DVD PERSUASION
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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ArapahoeAlyson Jun 25, 2017

Realistically filmed with low lightning, less makeup and simpler hair.

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Sep 06, 2017

My all time favorite film version of Persuasion. Well cast. Superbly acted. Beautifully shot. And, above all, a beautiful love story. Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root are perfect. Jane Austen would surely be very pleased, very pleased indeed.

Jul 31, 2017

Another lovely English period piece from BBC The girl morphs from a pubescent numbnut into a sensible person in one film.

Dec 16, 2016

Superb. The best of the film versions of Austen's Persuasion.

LPL_TriciaK Apr 02, 2016

A lovely film based on the best of Jane Austen's novels. If you like period pieces set in England, you will not be disappointed by this film. Top-notch acting by Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. Do read or listen to the book too.

Feb 09, 2016

I liked it a lot. Partway through, I realized I'd seen it before, but had to see it again. I especially liked the set in Bath and the mean sister.

Nov 17, 2015

I can't believe the accolades this was given, because honestly I found this probably the worst Austen ever written! The actor who played the father was horrible, his frigging mumbling through his lines made it impossible for me to make out what he says, his posturing was laughable, came across more nelly than anything, very effete! Must be tremendously sad to think that all Austen's female characters ever strode for was society and wealth. So pretentious was this movie that I needed to take a break through it just to get through it. Not at all one of my favorites as I've seen much better performances by much better actors and actresses. Wouldn't recommend it, as this annoying period piece actually sucks donkey farts! It's so BAD that I won't even give it a star rating!

LPL_MiriamW Jun 24, 2015

This is one of my favorite film adaptations of Jane Austen's works. While there's a lot I can say in its favor, what I enjoy most each time I watch it is the virtual tour it provides of Jane Austen's Bath. If you're a fan of Austen's work, or are considering a trip to Bath you'll really enjoy this visual introduction.

Nov 28, 2014

I wish the main couple was a little warmer (or colder) towards one another. Anything but the somewhat indifferent attitude I saw until the climax. And was it supposed to be like that or did the female protagonist keep her eyes wide open in surprise (desperation?) the entire movie whenever she talked to someone. Seemed a bit bizarre.

I didn't fall in love with the movie the way I had with Sense & Sensilbility.

Oct 06, 2013

This will be the fifth time of watching this production which far outclasses newer versions. Acting is superb and even Chopin's music is wonderfully chosen as in the scenes in Lyme!

Feb 25, 2013

I have read Persuasion many, many times and watched this film version many more times. I can't imagine a more perfect adaptation of this wonderful book. All of the actors are perfectly cast, and no one could possibly give us the anoying/comic sister Mary as wonderfully as Sophie Thompson does. The film recreates the look and feel and rhythm of early 19th century life in beautiful places like Bath and Lyme Regis.

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