|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Rupert Penry-Jones, Alice Krige, Julia Davis, Sally Hawkins|
|Genres:||Drama, Romance, Television|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Apr 2007|
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Good but not the best adaptation.By a customer from Caldy, Wirral , 02 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]On the whole really enjoyable. Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry Jones were delightful - very good in their respective roles. However, as a stand alone film, it lacks the substance and depth of the BBC 1995 adaptation, with the majority of the characters appearing being one dimensional.
There were a number of other things that irritated me:
(1) The actress who played Mary Musgrove was just quite frankly strange and gave me the creeps ( not in an 'in-character' way),
(2) Anne is depicted on more than a couple of occasions weeping - too much!!!! Her turmoil is internal; my understanding of her character from the book is that she tightly controls her emotions, as her agony is simmering just under the surface.
(3) Anne running around Bath in the penultimate scene was plainly silly and very un-Jane Austen. It didn't do justice to the tension of the last few scenes!!
(4) In the Final scene, it appears Wentworth has bought Kellynch Hall!!! This is ridiculous, as the estate is entailed with the title and cannot be sold!!!!!!! Also, whats with the waltz at the end!!!!
As a package this is enjoyable, but ITV cannot resist adding Mills and Boon elements to Jane Austen, which is a shame. They need to employ self restraint, as ask themselves, will this appear tacky and cheesy!!!!??
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ohhh my goodness, so good!!By natashaswan (1 review) from warrignton , 09 Oct 2010Loved it loved it loved it, jane austen is a great writer and this movie once again has captivated my heart in agony of a such well written novel, the romance, tha hopes, as good as pride and prejudice, if you like movies like those please you must not miss this one.
Enjoyable readaption of an Austen ClassicBy OscarFreak (483 reviews) from London , 02 Sep 2010An enjoyable adaption of the classic Jane Austen novel, but the characterisation of the characters was a little shallow and the ending does the impression of running out of funds to complete as enviasged.
The previous version with Ciran Hands, Amanda Root, Corin Redgrave etc is a better version.
Persuasion is greatBy Em1981 (133 reviews) from London , 15 Aug 2010I loved this film, raw,moving,emotional, great performances highly recommend, ive watched it twice. Deals with lots of human issues.
PersuasionBy a customer from wellingborough , 18 Feb 2010Wonderful adaptation,Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry Jones fabulous. Not sure about the ending,a bit far fetched however a lovely way to spend a couple of hours
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Entertaining but uglyBy MonsieurFrog (8 reviews) from London , 14 Feb 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]This was an entertaining adaption and the two main leads did a good job (some of the other actors were frankly poor though) but I have never seen a Jane Austen adaption (or period movie for that matter) that looked so bad. Very weird direction choice at times (the paul greengrass-style at the beginning, and the run in Bath) and the photography was just ugly.