Sense And Sensibility

Directed by Rodney Bennett
Starring Charity Wakefield, Dan Stevens, Irene Richard

Warner Home Video | April 8, 2008 | DVD

Sense And Sensibility is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
TV adaptation of Jane Austen's Regency novel -- a novel that perceptively examines the social manners and laws that governed 19th-Century Britain. Set in a rural English village, "Sense and Sensibility" concentrates on the loves and heartaches of sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The two have extremely divergent approaches to life: Elinor believes in behaving with propriety and thoughtfulness, while Marianne fully gives herself over to her emotions. But both women experience the same sense of confusion when their lovers, seemingly on the verge of proposing marriage, suddenly get called away to London -- followed by the swift departure of another of Marianne's suitors. So when the Dashwood family receives an invitation to the capital, they gladly accept. Now the sisters can discover what happened to their men. What they learn causes complications, calamities, and surprises... and teaches Elinor and Marianne some hard lessons they'll never forget.

Video Release: April 8, 2008

Runtime: 150

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 883929006007

Found in: General, Romance / Tear Jerker

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fabulous three hour escape! I was hesitant to watch this since I love the Emma Thompson/Alan Rickman version - but adaptation was well written, stayed close to the story and the casting (other than Willoughby) was great. I must say David Morrisey played a pretty good Colonal - not quite as yummy as Alan Rickma - but darn good.
Date published: 2009-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Plain Good Story This is one of my favourite movies, but I find I must review it in comparison to the 1995 version, with Emma Thompson's screenplay because I've seen that at least 40 times (it's true). Comparing it to the book, though, I find it is much truer to the story, hence the 3 hour length, and has Sir John Middleton's wife and children, and more depth to Willoughby's deceit, so you can understand it better, even if you don't agree with his actions. As for the casting, I feel all of the characters were better in the earlier movie, with the exception of the two leading male characters, Edward Ferrars and Colonel Brandon. That's my personal preference. I find Hugh Grant to be the same bumbling, stuttering character in every movie he plays in. This movie had no big name actors, but that did not detract from the movie. It had some very interesting cinematic touches that made it very enjoyable to watch. There was also a better relationship between the sisters, with less of an age gap between them, as in the earlier movie. The change in Marianne's character is less drastic and more believable in this version. This movie is much longer, but you don't feel it, because it is so engaging. There are some scenes in the older movie that are far superior, though, in portraying the depth of Elinor's feelings, and the apparently devious nature of Lucy Steele when she tells Elinor of her engagement to Edward and is testing the level of Elinor's affection toward him. The soundtrack for the first movie is better as well (yep, I have that, too). Which one do I like better? Ask me after I've seen this one as many times as the other.
Date published: 2008-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Andrew Davies does it again! I loved this version. I would have a hard time finding any fault with it. I thought the casting was better than the movie version. The scenery was gorgeous and added to the richness of the story. Jane austen and Andrew Davies are an amazing team of writers!
Date published: 2008-04-09

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Sense And Sensibility

Directed by Rodney Bennett
Starring Charity Wakefield, Dan Stevens, Irene Richard

Video Release: April 8, 2008

Runtime: 150

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 883929006007


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 150 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

TV adaptation of Jane Austen's Regency novel -- a novel that perceptively examines the social manners and laws that governed 19th-Century Britain. Set in a rural English village, "Sense and Sensibility" concentrates on the loves and heartaches of sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The two have extremely divergent approaches to life: Elinor believes in behaving with propriety and thoughtfulness, while Marianne fully gives herself over to her emotions. But both women experience the same sense of confusion when their lovers, seemingly on the verge of proposing marriage, suddenly get called away to London -- followed by the swift departure of another of Marianne's suitors. So when the Dashwood family receives an invitation to the capital, they gladly accept. Now the sisters can discover what happened to their men. What they learn causes complications, calamities, and surprises... and teaches Elinor and Marianne some hard lessons they'll never forget.

Description

Jane Austen's most romantic novel of two devoted sisters is brought to life in this classic BBC production filmed in the countryside of Dorset and Somerset, England. One sister represents controlled 'Sense' and the other impulsive 'Sensibility.'
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