Persuasion

Persuasion

DVD - 2008
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On the verge of spinsterhood, twenty-seven-year-old Anne Elliot hopes for reconciliation when she encounters long-lost love Captain Frederick Wentworth, whom she rejected due to her family's objections.
Publisher: [London] :, 2 Entertain,, [2008]
Call Number: DVD F PERS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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SweetLadyBug
Apr 10, 2018

Not a bad story but I was dissapointed Wentworth was v distant and lacked emotion esp at the end with the kiss. He was just standing there waiting to be kissed instead of if he is in love with her as he said to also be engaged and respond. She was more into him than he into her as far as displaying emotions.

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jacquelinebaker
Jan 12, 2018

I got up to write this review and I'm still waiting for them to kiss at the end. Actually - my husband just said I have to talk him off the ledge....

The sound track is horrible and the story is not great. After seeing Pride and Prejudiced, Emma and Jane Eyre, this is definitely a disappointment.

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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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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!

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.

Chapel_Hill_SarahW Dec 09, 2014

This is the 2007 Masterpiece Theater version (they remade a slew of Jane Austen books). Great costumes, sets, acting, and a slightly younger looking Captain Wentworth! Free, no waiting streaming through NC Live :)

Don't feel like waiting in line for this DVD? You can stream it now with your KCLS library card via Access Video here: http://kcls.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1318389082_masterpiece_classic

jamilad Jun 26, 2013

Wentworth's attractiveness is the only consolation in this movie. They made the movie too short and put too much into it, so that it only seems hurried, especially at the end. Why Anne has to stare directly into the camera throughout the movie I have no idea. Hopefully there's a better version out there!

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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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