Persuasion, 1995 movie

Leads- Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds

Anne rejected Wentworth eight years before due to the influence of a family friend and is now considered an old maid at 27.  When Anne’s family is forced to rent their home due to money problems, Anne once again finds herself face to face with Wentworth.  Only he is barely civil and she is more than disappointed.

I have not read this Austen novel yet (although it looks like I will be doing so in 2010 thanks to all of you voters) and only had a vague impression of its plot.  Although I thought the movie was quite slow in parts I still enjoyed it.  The costumes were wonderful and the two leads were very good. 

Because the movie can only be so long I am still left wondering about a few things, like the specifics of why Anne rejected Wentworth and what exactly was going on with her cousin and sister’s companion.  I am looking forward to reading the novel to fill in some blanks, but I thought the movie was beautifully done, as with most BBC productions.

This is my last Austen for the Everything Austen Challenge 🙂  I checked this movie out of the library.

You will choose 50 of the books I will read next year.  If you help me you could win a $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble.  Go here to vote. (Right now the top vote getter is A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving)

6 thoughts on “Persuasion, 1995 movie

  1. Literary Feline says:

    I really liked the book and the movie. It took me a bit to get into the novel because it doesn’t quite start off like Austen’s other books (the ones I’ve read anyway), but it’s such a great story. And I just love Anne. I hope you enjoy the book when you read it, Stacy!

  2. Staci says:

    I’ve watched a newer version of this one but I need to re-visit it again. Next year is the year I will read the last 4 of Austen’s books that I need to finish!!

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