Persuasion

Persuasion

DVD - 1999
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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
ISBN: 9780767836630
0767836634
Branch Call Number: PER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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CavaliaArtist
Oct 18, 2018

Ditto on what soneone who referred to this as donkey farts on this production
I LOVE so much all the other BBC Jane Austen productions,
this one nauseated me by being so wholly bad.

Why were all the actors and actresses so homely and ugly in this production ?
Except for the one actor that they met down at the breaker brick wall at the ocean who had blond hair, he was handsome, ...and then he came to their household later.
Amanda Roit looks like a masculine man, heavy bad eybrows, and no lips.
The leading man looked sleezy (Captain Wentworth).
All the othe females were not pleasing and homely, and not feminine. and it was highly distracting.
Their waljabouts could have been filmed and edited in a much more beauand exciting manner, but instead were filmed like amateur bad horrible home movies.
The film plot, AND director of photography planning WAS BORING.
All the other BBC films of Jane Austen, were magnificent, gorgeous, beautifully filmed and directed, and PERFECT.
This version is horrible thru and thru.
Even the dancing was not filmed or choreographed correctly.
When that Captain Wentworth didn't even help Anne over the fence, that is bullying and abusive, not recognizing someone.
And why didnt we see what happened at first, in their past time together, and were left to guess, if having not read the book?
I am in search of a better version of this story.
Stay away, if you love Jane Austen.

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MB85CAL
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.

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trcookIIImddmd
Jul 31, 2017

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

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davidcla
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.

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KatherineHere
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.

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Buddy_Garriott60
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.

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nidofito
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.

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Braddlebums
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!

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