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Other highlights include a post-Buffy Anthony Head, as Anne's clueless, blustery father, Sir Walter. Head gets to turn on his deft comic talent here in ways most American audiences have not yet seen him; he's clearly enjoying himself immensely, blustering about "my shrubberies" and other trivial affairs. The cinematography is lush (several breathtaking tracking shots are used, especially early on), as are the period costumes. The production was filmed exclusively on location, and the reality of the sets enforces the story.
Some fans may prefer the 1995 Amanda Root version, for the casting of Ciaran Hinds as Capt. Wentworth, but this later effort is a worthy entry in the Austen film oeuvre--and Rupert Penry-Jones is a dreamboat in his own right. As the wistful Anne says, on behalf of all women, "We do not forget you, so soon as you forget us." --A.T. Hurley
If you're an Austin purist - or even if you're fond of the book - this is probably not going to be the adaptation for you. Read morePublished 2 days ago by R. Tannahill
I would give it 5 stars for the story/movie, but the disc has done some skipping so I haven't been able to see the entire movie. What do do?
This is my favorite Jane Austen's movie. The production and actors excellent.Published 9 days ago by PA
If you love the novel, and the words "the letter" make your heart flutter, flee from this version. It will only make you angry. Trust me.Published 14 days ago by Weezle
This is my second favorite version of this movie. This version has a bit more detail and the people are better looking so it rates high on my list. Read morePublished 16 days ago by mellonie
This Blue ray will not play on American DVD players. Review comments prior to purchase.Published 16 days ago by Karen Arndt
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Well, if you like Jane Austen, I would recommend the BBC version of North and South (book written by Elizabeth Gaskell). It is very well done and Pride and Prejudice-esque story-wise. After that, Wives and Daughters (also by Gaskell) is another great adaptation.
Jane Eyre is another great story,... Read More
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