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Adapted from what is arguably Jane Austen's most mature and subtlest novel, Persuasion is somewhat more nuanced and restrained than the more frequently adapted Emma and Pride and Prejudice. The protagonist, Anne (Amanda Root), is, by the conventions of society, considered an old maid when she remains unmarried at 27. However, a second chance arrives when her former love, Captain Wentworth (Ciaran Hinds), returns from the Napoleonic Wars. The pair, who hardly speak throughout, are surrounded by the usual assortment of family ...

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heidster

Jul 15, 2010

Would order again from you

Product came in great condition. Would order from them again.

KabukiRoad

Oct 15, 2009

Excellent Version of Persuasion

I loved this version of Persuasion, even though it wasn't completely true to the original Jane Austen novel. It has a spirit that the 2007 version and the BBC version lacked. I recommend it to every and any Jane Austen fan or those who like a love story filled with sophisticated dialogue, complex motives, beautiful period dress and locations, and wonderful acting.

paulathetrickster

Apr 2, 2009

Quietly seething

What's not to like? Pretty girls, handsome men, odious relatives, love gone wrong that will soon be righted; you will find all and more in this movie.

Premise: Young woman persuaded to turn down the proposal of her true love because of his apparent lack of prospects finds herself an "old maid" several years later. But, hark! he reappears on the scene, wealthy and more handsome than ever. Does he still love her as she does him? Well, of course he does and the lovers are reunited after a few twists and turns and schemes.

Acted well, beautiful scenery, beautiful clothing. Well done!

kidlisa

Feb 19, 2009

Persuasion

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