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Sense and Sensibility (BBC, 1981)
Sense and Sensibility
BBC, 1981
Actors: Irene Richard, Tracey Childs, Annie Leon, Robert Swann, Donald Douglas
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
NR     2004     2hr 54min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 02/22/2005 Starring: Irene Richard Run time: 174 minutes Rating: Nr Director: Rodney Bennett

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Actors: Irene Richard, Tracey Childs, Annie Leon, Robert Swann, Donald Douglas
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Family Life, Television
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/24/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1985
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Aimee M. (AimeeM)
Reviewed on 2/4/2008...
Honestly, this version disappointed me for one reason: it just didn't seem like the characters could love each other. There was no "Chemistry" if you know what I mean. In other versions you can identify with the characters and see why each loved the other.
In this one all they do is talk... and don't really feel.
The only feeling person happens to be the guy who ends up who running off and breaking Marianne's heart.
So in short, this version is not my favorite.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A charming, entertaining journey back in time
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having seen the praised American version of this novel I was delighted (especially by Emma Thompson ). Sometimes I had a feeling of too much drama in that film. But I had not read this novel for some years, so I did not know why.I read the novel again and realized that film was the American way of showing Jane Austen and her time: the men always riding (like cowboys), an education full of freedom even for girls ( Margret and her hut in the tree ...), rain in every turning point or dramatic situation ....The BBC adaption of this novel tells the story in a more careful, smooth way, true to the novel, few thrilling scenes, but more charming ones. There is time to look at the characters, to feel with them, to see Jane Austen's English humour in some scenes and her feeling for romance. Sometimes I think there are real people on the screen, not heroes. That is one more reason for liking this film as much as the big American movie, or even better. If you want to see Jane Austen brought to life for young people today who need exaggerated feelings to be able to feel and action to find a film worth watching, then switch on the Emma-Thompson-version. If you want to travel back in time and do not want to be rushed into new situations, then watch the BBC production. It is entertaining, touching and teaching in a smooth way. It is holiday for your brain and nerves."
Most faithful and thorough production!
James R Whitcomb | Portland OR | 06/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"despite the unfortunate removal of Margaret this movie is extremely well acted, and develops more the humor of Marianne's sensibilities as oppose to romanticizing them. Which is what Jane Austen wished to develop. Two most important parts of the plot are here, as opposed to Emma Thompson's disappointing removal of the scenes where Edward visits the Dashwoods for a week and where Willoughby attempts to see Marianne in the middle of the night. I loves those parts so very much, and my heart sank upon realizing that wasn't to occurr in the Thompson version."
Excellent !
James R Whitcomb | 06/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I rented this version from my local library and really enjoyed it. Although I liked the movie with Emma Thompson, this version is much more thorough in its adaptation. No Hollywood fluff. The actors were superb and true to the characters in the book."