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Sense and Sensibility Movie Review Summary

Actors: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant

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Mr. Dashwood dies and his ample estate passes to the son of his first wife, leaving second wife and daughters to fend for themselves. Oldest daughter Elinor (Thompson) is the practical one, Marianne (Winslet) the passionate and artistic one. Though Elinor is drawn to Edward Ferrars (Grant), the family disapproves and tries to separate them. Social forces press Marianne toward Colonel Brandon (Rickman), not a bad choice, but she is more interested in the lively John Willoughby (Greg Wise). Jane Austen's first novel was solidly brought to the large screen (there have also been at least three TV versions) in 1995 by star and screenwriter Thompson -- she won an Oscar for best screenplay from another medium -- and Chinese director Ang Lee (who would go on to do "The Ice Storm" and "Crouching Tiger"). Perhaps not the very best Austen adaptation, but a fine one.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   sister Lover is...    -   of a different social class Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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