|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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Don't expect to be impressedBy a customer from London , 12 Feb 2010I am not quite sure where they found the actors for this film, obviously I think it was meant for TV and low budget to boot. There is nothing gracious, attractive or cute about the actress playing Anne. On close shots her hands look like she's been at a building site for years, peeled, cracked and out of shape..it kept distracting me from the film! The acting in general is a bit wooden and not great, but if you look closely, it just looks they picked the actors off some cafe cause they had nothing better...Seriously I expected more from this lovely romantic story. It is just my opinion though so give it a try.
poorBy Dollydumpertruck (39 reviews) from Mansfield , 05 Nov 2009A very dour dreary film, not one of Austens best story lines. Having never read the book I didn't know what to expect. I thought the setting very dark and forbidding.
DramaBy a customer from Guildford , 18 Sep 2009Well although I did love the film, it did seem to take awhile to get going and it wasn't one where my focus was completely on the film the whole time. There were of curse dashing characters to look at. And once it was going it was interesting to see how the storyline developed.
persuasion.By rinkydinky (4 reviews) from Totnes , 09 Sep 2009A well made adaptation of the Novel...
Good performances by both leads and would serve as a good introduction to the body of JA's work...
A wonderful story ruined!By a customer from Sunbury-on-Thames , 02 Aug 2009I was very disappointed with this adaptation of persuasion. It picked some scenes from Jane Austen and put them together very clumsily. I thought it very tacky and more Mills & Boon than Austen. I cringed throughout, don't know why I continued to watch to the end and am sorry I did - it was sooooo awful. Don't waste you time with this one.