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Plot: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. Runtime: 136 mins Release Date: 13 Dec 1995
I saw this movie in a cinema back in 1996 and since that June I have seen it about a dozen times. It is true, that being an ardent lover of the so-called Romantic as if the 13th century couldn't be Romantic or 17th, but these things are academic nonsense period I can enjoy even minor pieces of period cinema, however this is most probably the best film set in the early 19th century. Although it centers on the relationship of the two sisters and their respective romantic relationships, it also seems to be a salute to the period itself in its precise description of the English country <more>
society. It is truthful to Jane Austen's novel, but Emma Thompson's script is fine in its own right, with many omissions and additions to the novel. The acting is superb, Kate Winslet as the typical Romantic dreamer sensibility is breathtaking try not to be moved when her character wanders in the rain to see the house of her beloved and when she whispers half-deranged: 'Willoughby, Willoughby, Willoughby.' is perfect as is Emma Thompson as the rational but equally tormented older sister sense . Greg Wise is perfect as the dashing semi-Byronic hero Willoughby and Allan Rickman as the mellow Brandon. To say nothing of the art direction, the music or the fantastic image composition. I would recommend everyone with some sort of emotional subtlety to see this film, for the story, the wit, the period and the imagery.
Whoever says they just don't make the quality of pictures today that they used to hasn't seen or is ignoring this film.That Emma Thompson is one of the greatest actresses working is no secret. But who would have expected such a miracle from her in the screenwriting department? Some of the most dramatic moments in 'Sense and Sensibility' come from her pen, not Jane Austen's, difficult as that may be to believe. For instance, the scene in which Col. Brandon Alan Rickman carries in the ill Marianne Dashwood Kate Winslet , echoing the earlier scene where Willoughby Greg <more>
Wise brought the injured young woman home was Thompson's doing. Marianne's illness also is responsible for much more drama in the movie than in the book. And I'm an Austen fan! I can't recall another writer bringing so much good of his or her own to a classic like this.I suppose the director, cinematographer, production designer, etc. deserve to share the credit when a movie is this outstanding, but with such a super group of actors on the screen from top to bottom it's easy to heap all the praise on them. I had unconsciously and unfairly pigeonholed Alan Rickman based on the other role I'd seen him in, the villain in 'Die Hard,' so he was quite a surprise to me. The real bombshell, however, was my first exposure to Kate Winslet. After seeing this movie and Kenneth Branagh's 'Hamlet' I can say I can't remember another young actress who has impressed me so much. And she played these difficult roles by the time she was 20! Many of the other cast members are a part of an excellent group that Thompson and Branagh have often worked with in the past.I realized that 'S&S' had become one of my all-time favorite movies when I found myself watching it every chance I got when it came on TV. I think it's bumped 'Raging Bull' off my personal top 10 list.
This is a truly great movie. It is one that I can watch over and over, yet can never seem to get enough of! Kate Winslet is gorgeous, Emma Thomson is inspiring, and Hugh Grant shines in this unforgettable film. I have always loved a good movie; one i can sink into and fall in love with the characters. I feel that Sense and Sensibility presents all these things to the audience. There is love, heartbreak, humour and great music. my applause to Kate Winslet for her unforgettable versions of "Weep You No More Sad Fountains" and "The Dream" ...so beautiful. If you have not <more>
seen this movie, please go RIGHT now to rent it...or even ADD it to your video library! I must say it is well worth it! And if you have seen it. ....you know what i mean.Brava! Brava! Bravo!Here are some other movies of this sort that i think this type of audience may enjoy:Pride and Prejudice. starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.Emma. starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam.Ever After. starring Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott.
Wow, here's an emotional story that gets you involved and wears you out by the end. I wears you out not from action, but from watching two good ladies suffer heartbreaks one after the other. This is not my normal viewing fare but I am big fan of two things this movie has to offer: 1 Emma Thompson and 2 incredible visuals.Few people were better in the 1990s at playing the sensible-sweet-wholesome and pretty and-always unfairly ignored woman than Thompson see The Remains Of The Day and Howards End . Your heart aches for this woman whose characters always deserve better than what they <more>
receive.. Her facial expressions alone convey pain better than anyone I've ever seen on film. This is perhaps her best work and it was justice she was honored for it. It was refreshing to see Alan Rickman actually place a nice guy and Kate Winslet was appealing, too - a far cry from spoiled brat role in the film that gave her stardom, Titantic.One tip that I found useful in watching this movie. If you are not British, you might switch on the English subtitles to better understand the dialog and the phraseology of early 19th century England, in which this story takes place.The only problem with using the subtitles is that it detracts from marveling at these visuals. This is one of the prettiest films I have ever seen, on both the inside and outside scenes. It's just gorgeous cinematography frame after frame with beautiful colors. Nice music score, too.This kind of story is a bit too soap opera-like for my normal tastes but to watch Thompson and to ogle the colors, sets and scenery makes it all a rewarding experience. For women who like these kind of Jane Austen stories, this must really be a special film. For the rest of us, it's still very much worth seeing, and adding to one's DVD collection. It''s great film-making.
Excellent period piece, well adapted and with a witty script and fine performances. (by llltdesq)
This is a remarkable film that does a very good job of depicting a rigid and quite hidebound society that often made India's caste system look reasonable and moderate by comparison. One of the more enjoyable points for me was the fact that the "sense and sensibility" of the title had a most definite 19th Century feel and yet still remains very timeless and does not attempt to force Twentieth Century mores probably by use of a crowbar into a script where they do not belong. Modern day viewpoints do not belong here. If you want a modern day version, fine. But it would be, at <more>
best, only a glancing and quite loose adaptation of the novel, so why do an adaptation at all, then? Not all films have to reflect present day sensibilities. This is a very human and compelling story with a fine cast and wonderfully witty script. Look for a very dry and understated performance by Hugh Laurie as Mr. Palmer, the long-suffering husband of the daughter of Mrs. Jennings. Were I Mr. Palmer, I'd have long since invested in earplugs or opened a vein. Very fine film and most highly recommended.
This would appear to be the sort of production the Academy votes as best picture, and indeed Sense and Sensibility was duly nominated in 1996, but lost out to Braveheart. I'm not sure why, but my guess is that Sense and Sensibility lacked something in the minds of the members of the Academy, call it dirt.Everything is a little too pretty, a little too clean and well behaved in this charming adaptation of Jane Austen's first novel. Director Ang Lee might have provided some insight into early 19th century England by showing the poverty and squalor of the London streets instead of just <more>
having the girls step around a little horse manure. Lee might also have shown that the servants had it worse than the gentry by expanding the scene where they are let go by showing just where some of them did go. Lee's direction hints at the wider world of poverty and real pain, but rejects having it intrude. Although the full force of the industrial revolution and attendant horrors were yet to come, they might have been presaged so that Austen's world is given perspective for the modern audience. Soon the skies of England would be blackened with smoke from coal and most of its citizens turned into proletarian cogs.But Austen knew and/or cared about that not at all, and instead wrote with singular attention about the gentry and their acquisitive aspirations and genteel manners, and this is the novel that Emma Thompson captured so well in her Academy Award winning screenplay. The fact that the Dashwoods lost their estate and had to live in a cottage and practice thrift within a budget was a very real tragedy to Austen, although not to us. She was obsessed with the injustice of being a young woman without means living within a society that allowed upward mobility by women only through marriage. So she showed women playing that game to perfection, and winning.Emma Thompson as the sensible Elinor Dashwood was flawless, as usual; and Kate Winslet as her sister, the sensual Marianne who wears her heart on her sleeve, proved once again that she is a gifted and charismatic actress second to none. The supporting cast, especially Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs. Jennings, and Harriet Walter as Fanny Dashwood, was superb. The cinematography was gorgeous, even arresting at times.Most uncomfortable scene: Marianne being bled. This reminds us that sometimes one has to overcome both the disease and the physician. Note: Over 500 of my movie reviews are now available in my book "Cut to the Chaise Lounge or I Can't Believe I Swallowed the Remote!" Get it at Amazon!
Jane Austen: This is her first and most human-centered work. More than cruel commentary on society this is -- Deft work.Emma Thompson: Her former husband is a decent actor, but his genius is in understanding how to cinematize Shakespeare -- no small challenge and no small talent. I'm thinking of how he would later put Kate's Ophelia in a padded cell! What Emma has done here is change a detached narrative text into discrete scenes anchored by dialogue. A cursory comparison with other Austen films except the later 'Emma' which borrows much from this will bear this out. Ang <more>
Lee: This is Lee's first English film, and already since he has established himself as a sensitive master of vision, like Ridley Scott and Steven Soderbergh. Lots of sensitive uses of the space, especially doorways. Many hard/soft contrasts which he equates with sense and sensibility which is okay . He is a subtle visualist. Subsequent work is more confident than this, but its all softly refined, understated.Kate Winslet: All of the above are the results of first seriously public efforts and Kate's case is the same. At this writing seven years later, she is one of the anchors of multidimensional film acting. Kate makes this whole thing live. Austen's stance is one of self-aware storytelling: she is at once IN the story and OUTSIDE it, commenting on it. That's something that Kate already had mastered this early: she acts both the role and the girl acting the role.Honorable mention: Emilie Francoise, whose screen presence is rather remarkable.
A fantastic film with an even better soundtrack (by IridescentTranquility)
As with Pride and Prejudice, I have owned a copy of this film for about eight years, and I almost find it impossible to think that anyone could criticise it. A lot of people criticise the decision to cast Emma Thompson, then thirty-six, as nineteen year old Elinor, but I feel that the fact that she is clearly older than her character should be adds to Elinor's role as the logical, practical woman surrounded by a sister who wants to be a pirate, a fully-paid up romantic Kate Winslet as Marianne and a mother who doesn't appreciate the starkness of their newly-impoverished status quite <more>
as fully as she does. I always feel that - in this version at least - Elinor is forced to act older than she is to compensate for all this idealism. Another outstanding feature of the film is the quality of acting provided by the supporting cast. Imelda Staunton begins as an unbearably screechy woman and yet by the end of the film we see that she is more than capable of appreciating the gravity of a serious situation. Hugh Laurie as her husband Mr. Palmer is priceless watch out for a scene where he is reading a copy of the newspaper The Porcupine . Greg Wise as Willoughby is incredibly convincing as the embodiment of Marianne's romantic hero who turns out to have a less than spotless reputation. Alan Rickman, who truly loves Marianne, is quite restrained enough and it soon becomes clear why he is so brooding.Personally I don't have a problem with the fact that it might not be totally faithful to eighteenth century life in terms of hygiene and cleanliness because - to me - that isn't what Jane Austen is about. It is supposed to be genteel and this film is. She didn't write to depict realism, she wrote to satirise and observe the society she lived in, and this is something the film never fails to do. If the girls remained as rich as they had in the beginning, I don't think we would have cared for them quite as much as we do. It is very much a handicap to their eligibility.On a final note, one really strong point is the costumes. They all seem to embody the period so well, and very accurately, too. Mrs. Jennings being around sixty wears clothes from an earlier period, and Mrs. Dashwood's clothes are not quite up to the minute, which adds another touch of realism to this outstanding film.
The contradictions of duty and love, and the maturity born of suffering (by krasik)
Fascinating film - that gives me much to think about.The film is an essay on the dialectic between passion and duty. It also describes a young woman's - Marriane's - coming of age, in the sense of maturity born of suffering. Perhaps the movement from passion to duty is the sign of maturity. The film teaches us to guard against out passions by observing well the character of our companions. In particular to see how another bears their duty. The movie starts with a son's failure to fulfill his duty.It also shows that money can be as strong and stronger a force than love - and as <more>
Marriane later indicates, that this may be a valid position.It also shows how bitter suffering can be redemptive, teaching us to cherish the solid goodness that is within reach, and look skeptically upon grand and romantic illusions.