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    Actress Emma Thompson both wrote and stars in this adaptation of Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY--a novel that perceptively examines the social manners and laws of early-19th-century Britain. Set in the English countryside, the film follows the lov...

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    Actress Emma Thompson both wrote and stars in this adaptation of Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY--a novel that perceptively examines the social manners and laws of early-19th-century Britain. Set in the English countryside, the film follows the loves and heartaches of sisters Elinor (Thompson) and Marianne Dashwood (Kate Winslet). The two have extremely divergent approaches to life: Elinor represents "sense" and believes in behaving with propriety and thoughtfulness, while Marianne represents "sensibility" and basks in her own emotions. Both women, however, experience confusion when their lovers, seemingly on the verge of proposing marriage, spurn them. For director Ang Lee, the film marks a break from his Father Knows Best trilogy, which examined the problems of the contemporary Taiwanese family. Many people questioned whether an Asian director could handle an English period film. Lee answered those questions with a gorgeous film that both captures the nuances of Austen's novel and proves that Lee is a first-rate director capable of tackling any material. Featuring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, among others, the stellar cast inspired Lee to flatteringly exclaim, "Can everyone in England act?"

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    UPC 043396115996
    Studio Sony Pictures
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Multiple Languages
    Genre Drama
    Rating Parental Guidance
    Dimensions 5.38" x 0.6" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.25 lbs
    Starring Alan Rickman, Imogen Stubbs, Gemma Jones, Harriet Walter, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Greg Wise, Kate Winslet
    Directors Ang Lee

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    • Love It

      A movie I've always loved, classic and great to watch with the girls and a big bowl of popcorn.

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    • austen lover

      This is not a very good version of S&Sensibility, not very well acted, and the timing is off. Hugh Grant was very disappointing, and so was Emma Thompson. There was no chemistry between the 2 actors. Stick to the BBC version instead, that is a much superior adaptation.

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    • English Ladies

      I went to school in England. Everynight we watched these movies in the basement of our dorm, a former abbey (no ghosts) and fell in love with the stories. You will too. I watch these on nights when TV gets too gruesome, dark or silly.

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    • Sense & Sensibility

      This is not a fast-paced rock 'em, sock 'em movie that my husband enjoys (he fell asleep half way through the movie), but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a good movie for a girl's night.

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    • Adaptation from the novel

      Very well made movie. Beware that it's an adaptation from the novel, not matching the novel EXACTLY.

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    • Sense and Sensibility

      This movie is a great classic love story and one of my all time favorites. Overstock has great prices and the shipping is affordable and I get my orders very quickly. Thanks, Overstock!

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    • Gentle goodness and sweet suspense

      Austen had a way of developing her characters (especially matriarchal figures) that is humorous for one's ability to relate to such. Even knowing where things will ultimately head, one "enjoys the ride" to the conclusion. Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, and Hugh Grant shine in this understated, controlled version of a true literary classic.

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    • Sense and Sensability

      I love all Jane Austen stories. This film is enjoyable, even though Emma Thompson was at least a decade too old to play this lead role. And Hugh Grant? Ugh! The rest of the cast -- especially Kate Winslet -- were excellent which makes it well worth owning.

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