Jane Austen's Persuasion

Jane Austen's Persuasion

DVD - 2008
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Anne Elliot fell deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne was persuaded to break off her engagement. Eight years later, Anne has lived to regret her decision. She never stopped loving Wentworth, and when he returns from sea with rank and fortune, she can only watch as every eligible young woman in the district falls at his feet. Can Frederick forgive Anne for listening to her family instead of her heart?
Published: [S.l.] : BBC Video : 2 Entertain Video Limited : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
ISBN: 9781419865244
1419865242
Branch Call Number: DVD F JAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Booksss14
Jun 15, 2017

This is absolutely my favorite Jane Austen story of all time! Even more than Northanger Abbey! (Which I absolutely adore, by the way ;)) And this adaption of it is spectacular!

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saleng
Mar 01, 2017

Excellent,excellent movie.I watched this movie over and over again for the last 8 years.

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sandyc99
Jan 31, 2017

Lovely, quiet elegance. The tension beneath the sparse dialogue was palpable. Though the "Run Forest, Run" part was a bit ridiculous.

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PumkinJam
Oct 07, 2016

This is my favorite Jane Austen story because I absolutely loved the 1995 movie co-starring Ciaran Hinds. I saw this movie first then read the book many years later. It was probably going to be hard liking another version. Out of the 5 BBC Jane Austen movies rolled out together on PBS, this was the one I liked least. I just didn't care for the actor and actress in the lead roles. They didn't have chemistry. They were actually too good looking. I had a hard time thinking this Anne would have a problem finding someone to love after Cpt Wentworth or that she was the quiet, thoughtful, level headed Anne. Please watch the 1995 movie. It is EXCELLENT.

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frosty2
Aug 20, 2016

Like most JA fans, I loved BBC's production of P& P (6 hours).... but, if you are a JA fan, you won't be disappointed with Persuasion (only 2 hours!).... maybe another 2 hours would have been nice,,,,but, definitely an enjoyable movie!

AL_MEGANS Aug 15, 2016

This is my favorite adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion!

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karatemaster
Nov 11, 2015

Great acting, lovely plot that will have you on the edge of your seat...sometimes.....especially the ending. I enjoyed it but I found it could get slow at some parts....but it was a good movie overall.

AquaSabi Apr 29, 2015

The movie was definitely rushed especially towards the end. Somehow Captain Wentworth is able to see Anne, ask about her engagement, leaves takes care of shipping business, leaves a not with a friend then heads back to Anne's home all while Anne is running around town after him. This scene was particularly annoying because she's running all over the place rather than having the scene and explanations carried out in a logical manner. It's a shame because BBC usually does a better job with these films.

Beruda Apr 22, 2015

After reading the book I was looking forward to seeing this film adaptation. While the costumes and atmosphere were great the story felt rushed. The film was to short. I felt they left out key scenes that would've made this so much better. The acting was good but I couldn't get a sense of the characters, they felt half done. This really should've been at least two hours. I would've even like a two parts, two hours each.

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Logovore
Jan 14, 2015

The background and the costumes are excellent. The acting is somewhat less so (stop gazing sadly at the camera!). I also find that the pace of the movie doesn't necessarily match the book and feels very rushed. It could have done with being another 30 minutes longer to allow more time for pacing and character development.

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jessadam2
Jun 05, 2011

I wrote tha tand it never took. Oh well, I'll just sum it up by saying .... Northanger Abby led me to 'Felicity Jones whichled me to Helen Grace which led me to 'Becoming Jane' & eventually to the movie'Persuasion' I got he book & the airport on 10/22/10 but donated it to Goodwill.

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Monolith
Nov 14, 2012

Captain Wentworth (voiceover of his letter to Anne, as she runs searching for him): "Miss Elliot, I can bear this no longer. You pierce my soul. I'm half agony, half hope. Unjust I may have been. Weak and resentful I have been -- but never inconstant. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it eight years ago. I have loved none but you. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone I think and plan. Have you not seen this? I can hardly write. I must go, uncertain of my fate. A word... A look, would be enough... Only, tell me that I am... Tell me not that I am too late. That such precious feelings are gone forever..."

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