Persuasion

Drama | English| 104 minutes

Info
The film is set in 19th-century England, eight years after Anne was persuaded by others to reject Captain Wentworth’s proposal of marriage. Anne was  told Wentworth had poor prospects and  inferior social standing. When Anne’s father leaves on an extended trip, he rents part of his estate to Wentworth’s relatives. While visiting her sister Mary, Anne meets Wentworth for the first time since their breakup. Wentworth is now successful and wealthy. However, still hurt by Anne’s rejection eight years ago, Wentworth avoids her. Anne must now address her confused feelings for Wentworth and decide if their relations can be restored.
Cast
Amanda Root (Anne Elliot) / Ciarán Hinds (Captain Frederick Wentworth) / Sophie Thompson (Mary Musgrove)
Why Stream This Film?
 Persuasion is considered the most autobiographical of Austen’s novel. Film critics agree that  Persuasion is the closest Austen came to revealing her own yearning soul.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 86%
Accolades
  • BAFTA Awards: Winner, Best Drama; Best Costume Design (Alexandra Byrne)
  • National Board of Review: Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
PERSUASION is proof that the most repressed love stories can have the sweetest payoff. Like Anne herself, the movie reveals its wonders slowly. By the time it’s reached full bloom, you may find yourself in an unreasonably happy state.
David Ansen

Newsweek

PERSUASION offers the same pleasures as the Austen novel, as the audience sinks into a comforting, orderly world where life-shattering disruptions are handled with elegant ease.
Caryn James

The New York Times

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