DVD - 2004
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Adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about lost and found love. Anne is persuaded to reject a proposition of marriage from the man she loves due to his lack of fortune. Years later she is made the offer again.
Publisher: [New York] : BBC Video, [2004], c1971.
Edition: Full screen version.
ISBN: 9780790770260
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (225 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Jane Austen's persuasion [dvd]


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Apr 16, 2019

First of all..ATTENTION, LIBRARY, THIS IS NOT a picture of this cast, and this movie! Your picture here, is not the actors, of THIS particular film!

Now, this movie is absolutely amazing. having been a filmmaker and actress myself, the nuances of the acting and the Beautiful piano score underlying their emotions !
I just loved the Beautiful piano- The Haunting Melody.
Miss Ann was absolutely amazing, and I especially loved when the director had her look at the camera and draw Us in!
it felt as if you were her best friend and confidant, sitting with her and she was looking at you showing all of her emotions in those beautiful eyes.
The actor that played Wentworth was especially gorgeous and the kiss at the end was really amazing because they were out on the street and public displays of affection at that time we're not that acceptable and it was so much tension because they both wanted to just grab each other and kiss each other but they were both being so reserved and careful because they knew that they were surrounded with people it was just brilliant just wonderful !
I'm so surprised that most people putting comments here didn't get it.
is better than the ciaran Hinds version (Ugh!) Piece of film trash.--those actors and actresses were so ugly and you couldn't feel any kind of emotion between them and Hines came across is a selfish self-centered nitwit I would not recommend that Hinds version at all, I actually wish I never saw thaypt other version, it was ugly and drol.
but this version is absolutely stunning , and I watch it again and again and again and it's just so amazing.
And the Running part where she was running to find him I thought was also brilliant of Masterpiece Theater because she became so frantic her emotions got the better of her and she had to express them in physical actions and I just thought that was great because she had held that in throughout the whole picture all those turning Wild romantic emotions. MUST SEE!
I loved all the stolen glances where each watched the other, when they thought they weren't seen!

Feb 14, 2019

Love the longer version with more scenes added but I so wish that Anne Elliott would not always look like she is panting for breath with her mouth hanging open in so many scenes. Captain Wentworth was spot on. Worth a watch

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.

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.

Jan 31, 2017

Lovely, quiet elegance. The tension beneath the sparse dialogue was palpable. Though the "Run Forest, Run" part was a bit ridiculous.

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.

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 :)

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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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