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Bears little resemblance to Austen's story
on April 24, 2013
This is a cute movie and an acceptable way to fill a boring afternoon, but this book bears very little resemblance to Jane Austen's book. The main characters have the same names, but that's where the similiarities end. Also, most of the funniest parts of the original book (Mrs. Jennings & Sir John, in particular) are missing from this story. This movie is not funny and doesn't have much drama, either. It was OK, but I would rather have waited for this to come up on cable than to have bought it. I gave it 3 stars because it is a cute story, but to call it an adaptation of S&S is REALLY a stretch. Clueless is a better adaptation of Emma than this is of Sense & Sensibility.