Persuasion


1h 43m 1995
Persuasion

Brief Synopsis

After turning down a previous marriage proposal years earlier, a young woman is thrown into company with her former beau.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Historical
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1995

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Anne Elliot is the most level-headed of Sir Walter Elliot's three daughters. Seven years earlier, Anne fell in love with Frederick Wentworth, a young naval officer, but broke off the engagement due to family pressure. When Wentworth unexpectedly returns, now a prosperous man and a more suitable match, Anne is forced to confront the consequences of her decision, and the depth of her enduring feelings for Wentworth.

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Persuasion (1995) - We Must Be In A Good Situation Romping Jane Austen comedy in director Roger Michell’s adaptation of her last novel, heroine Anne (Amanda Root), with the family into-which her sister Mary (Sophie Thompson) married, Simon Russell Beale, Roger Hammond, Judy Cornwall, Victoria Hamilton and Emma Roberts contributing, in Persuasion, 1995.
Persuasion (1995) - Not Very Gallant On the evening their son was badly injured, sister Anne (Amanda Root) was baby-sitter for his socially ambitious parents (Sophie Thompson, Simon Russell Beale), unwilling to miss dinner with Captain Wentworth (Ciaran Hinds), and unaware of her own history with him, when he appears the next day, in Persuasion, 1995.
Persuasion (1995) - Stick Always To Your Purpose Complex family tensions crossing Jane Austen’s English countryside, the Elliot sisters, Louisa, Henrietta, married Mary and stoical Anne (Emma Roberts, Victoria Hamilton, Sophie Thompson, Amanda Root) with eligible Wentworth (Ciaran Hinds) and harried Charles (Simon Russel Beale), in Persuasion, 1995.
Persuasion (1995) - I Care Little For These Romantics Unmarried Anne (Amanda Root) preparing her impoverished family’s estate for rental, with friend Lady Russell (Susan Fleetwood), who persuaded her years before not to marry a young officer related to the family that’s moving-in, in Persuasion, 1995, from the Jane Austen novel.
Persuasion (1995) - You Must Retrench Director Roger Michell cuts between events opening his adaptation of Jane Austen’s last novel, the end of the Napoleonic wars for Admiral Croft (John Woodvine), and Sir Walter (Corin Redgrave) being advised (finally by Susan Fleetwood as Lady Russell) to rent out his estate, in Persuasion, 1995.

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Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Historical
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1995

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

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Persuasion


The movie that jump-started the contemporary fascination with all things Jane Austen was an unlikely smash hit. Roger Mitchell's dramatization of Austen's final novel was originally made for BBC television, and he himself had no previous experience directing movies. The story itself is also not a slam dunk: unlike other Austen stories about the flirtations of attractive young people, Persuasion is about second looks and last chances: Anne Elliot (Shakespearean actor Amanda Root) turned down a proposal of marriage from humble-but-honest Frederick Wentworth (Ciarán Hinds) years ago, and now regrets letting her status-conscious family influence her decision. Now, years later, Wentworth reappears in her still-single life -- but this time as a wealthy Navy captain wooing her sister-in-law. Shot in natural light with deglamorized costumes, the unpretentious staging allows sensitive actors like Root and Hinds to shine with all sorts of deliciously unspoken torments and exaltations. This retelling not only made Hinds a refined sex symbol, but opened the way to a cinematic Austen boom including Emma (1996), Pride and Prejudice (2005), and Sense and Sensibility (1995). Anglophiles will also enjoy notable locations like Lyme and Bath shown in sigh-inducing vistas.

By Violet LeVoit
Persuasion

Persuasion

The movie that jump-started the contemporary fascination with all things Jane Austen was an unlikely smash hit. Roger Mitchell's dramatization of Austen's final novel was originally made for BBC television, and he himself had no previous experience directing movies. The story itself is also not a slam dunk: unlike other Austen stories about the flirtations of attractive young people, Persuasion is about second looks and last chances: Anne Elliot (Shakespearean actor Amanda Root) turned down a proposal of marriage from humble-but-honest Frederick Wentworth (Ciarán Hinds) years ago, and now regrets letting her status-conscious family influence her decision. Now, years later, Wentworth reappears in her still-single life -- but this time as a wealthy Navy captain wooing her sister-in-law. Shot in natural light with deglamorized costumes, the unpretentious staging allows sensitive actors like Root and Hinds to shine with all sorts of deliciously unspoken torments and exaltations. This retelling not only made Hinds a refined sex symbol, but opened the way to a cinematic Austen boom including Emma (1996), Pride and Prejudice (2005), and Sense and Sensibility (1995). Anglophiles will also enjoy notable locations like Lyme and Bath shown in sigh-inducing vistas. By Violet LeVoit

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Expanded Release in United States October 6, 1995

Released in United States Fall September 27, 1995

Released in United States February 1996

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States on Video April 2, 1996

Released in United States September 1995

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 15-26, 1996.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 1995.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.

Broadcast over BBC-TV Channel 1 in United Kingdom April 16, 1995.

Released in United States February 1996 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 15-26, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video April 2, 1996

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.)

Released in United States Fall September 27, 1995

Expanded Release in United States October 6, 1995

Expanded Release in United States October 13, 1995

Expanded Release in United States October 20, 1995

Expanded Release in United States October 27, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 17, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States October 13, 1995

Expanded Release in United States October 20, 1995

Expanded Release in United States October 27, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 10, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 17, 1995