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  • Actors: Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Talya Gordon
  • Directors: Patricia Rozema
  • Writers: Patricia Rozema, Jane Austen
  • Producers: Allon Reich, Bob Weinstein, Cathy Lord, Colin Leventhal, David Aukin
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Disney
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Feb. 2002
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005U1XU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,333 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Big screen adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel. When Fanny Price (Frances O'Connor) is sent by her debt-ridden mother to live with her rich aunt, she struggles to adjust to her new aristrocratic lifestyle. Her 'superior' relatives constantly ignore her, and only her cousin Edmond (Jonny Lee Miller) shows any interest. However, Fanny's charm and wit win her many potential suitors, and before long she has to decide whether she wishes to wed for love or status.

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Patricia Rozema is a Canadian director with the nerve to helm smart, big budget movies, as she proves again in Mansfield Park. She had her first hit with the quirky I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) in which the heroine, a mouse among art gallery sharks, eventually comes into her own, surpassing the mentor who's risen on her back. Similarly, in Mansfield Park, adapted from Jane Austen's strongly autobiographical novel, penniless city mouse Fanny Price (Frances O'Connor) comes to live in a handsome country manor with the Bertrams, her heartless, class-conscious relations. After many cruel setbacks, Fanny manages, by dint of writing talent and moral integrity, to win the day and the love of her life Edmund (Trainspotting's Jonny Lee Miller).

Unlike filmmakers who dress up Austen's money-driven world in sweetness and light, Rozema rubs our noses in the fact that the Bertrams' wealth flows from the blood and sweat of faraway slaves. The adaptation never euphemises the down-and-dirty slum life which has swallowed up Fanny's mother and threatens Fanny if she refuses to marry the handsome but hollow fortune hunter (Alessandro Nivola) chosen for her by her benefactors. Playwright Harold Pinter is compelling as Mansfield Park's patriarch, Sir Thomas Bertram, capable of kindness but stone-cold when his aristocratic will is crossed. Embeth Davidtz (playing Mary, the amoral sibling of Fanny's suitor, with wonderfully seductive verve) and O'Connor almost resemble each other--and they are sisters of a sort, each vying, according to her talents, in a stock market where women must parlay sex to stay alive. In this entertaining ride in the socioeconomic fast lane circa 1806, Jane Austen comes across as a full-blooded proto-feminist with savvy charm.--Kathleen Murphy, Amazon.com

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3.4 out of 5 stars

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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful By hillbank68 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Feb. 2007
Format: DVD
Reviews of this film have been very varied, from very positive to the exact opposite. It is true that it makes explicit what is not even implied in Jane Austen's book about the way in which Sir Thomas makes his wealth - it's the slave trade. Having said that, historical fact makes this at least a possibility, and even if Sir Thomas were not directly involved, the exploitation of black labour must have had some role in his interests in the West Indies, and he must have had knowledge of this, visiting the area for long periods of time as he does. Having said that, I find the film rewarding for a number of reasons. Fanny Price, not at all an easy character to play, is presented with just the right balance of clear-headedness and uneasy deference by Frances O'Connor, who is excellent. Harold Pinter is good as Sir Thomas and Lindsay Duncan a convincingly absent presence as his wife. Henry and Mary Crawford are as attractive and unreliable as they should be. I was worried about the directness of some of the dialogue, but checking with the book found that it came very close to what the author actually wrote ; and dramatically it works. In the rest of the cast I found no serious weakness. The film is visually satisfying and well paced. It will not please those who require an absolutely literal approach to Austen, and they are fully entitled to take that view, but I enjoyed it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mary Kruger on 4 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD
This is a lovely film, but the character of Fanny is the creation of someone other than Jane Austen. In this film, her younger sister Susan says of her: "Your tongue is sharper than a guillotine", and Lord Bertram compels her to read the society page about Maria's elopement saying: "You have such a strong, clear voice." That, if you have ever read the book, should tell you all you need to know. The Fanny Price of this film is spirited and outspoken. It works artistically, in and of itself, but for those wanting to watch "Mansfield Park" it would be less jarring to see Othello played by Jude Law.

The sexiness in the film doesn't bother me, and the issue of slave trade being Bertram's income is a bit heavy handed, but not entirely unjustified. No, what bothers me is Fanny's complete make-over. The Fanny of the 1983 production is so dull (and completely unaided by the director), and I can't get past the cover photo for the more recent production with Billy Piper (she reminds me of a 13 year-old girl I once saw who, with pre-maturely large breasts, had the habit of walking with obscenely good posture). Is it too much to ask for a Fanny who is very pretty, sure of her own heart, but beaten into timidity by her superior relations?

Sigh.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Pots TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Nov. 2013
Format: DVD
This movie adaptation of Austen's novel has plenty going for it in terms of cast, and it has a big-budget look about it, but in trying to be original, if often falls wide of the mark. While the screenplay keeps itself reasonably closely wedded to the plot of the novel, the sexed-up (for want of a better expression) way it is conveyed on-screen is often jarring. In particular, the sex and nudity, and the depraved antics of the men in Antigua,are unexpected. The idea of adding implied antics onto the screen makes sense, and has been done in many other productions, but rape and assault, and on-screen naked bonking in an Austen movie are a step in the wrong direction. Use of aerial photography also seems oddly out of place. The other thing that bothered me was the female costumes. They seem out of period, being cut correctly in 1806 style, but made-up in fabrics that look much later. This makes some scenes look almost to be in the 1920s; a problem compounded by the out-of-period racy attitudes and behaviour of some of the characters.

Putting these surprising novelties aside, the movie is a well-constructed retelling, with wonderful locations, wonderful cast, and wonderful photography. The story trots along at a good pace, and we get a decent romantic clinch at the end.

There are very few productions of Mansfield Park available on DVD. I wouldn't bother with the 2007 ITV version (Mansfield Park [DVD] [2007]). It stars Julia Joyce (no problem there), but suffers with a woefully miscast Billy Piper as Fanny Price. The best one to watch is probably the 1983 BBC version (Mansfield Park (Repackaged) [DVD] [1983]) starring Anna Massey.
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46 of 53 people found the following review helpful By "drurygemma" on 9 May 2004
Format: DVD
I must say this adaptation of Mansfield Park is appalling. Fanny Price comes across as obstinate, crude, and insensitive. She is far from the subtle, gentle character of the book who stands for everything good of human nature. Perhaps this is a honeyed view of life but isn't this what we should aspire to?
Also the whole plot deviates from the original book, turning the story into a sex driven, charicature. William who is a key friend to Fanny in the original book is totally omitted which I think is a mistake, Edmund comes across as weak and foolish which is not at all how is supposed to be, for he is steadfast in his principles in the book, and the greatest insult of all is the portrayal of Maria and Henry who are found by Fanny bonking in the middle of the night! I know life cannot be all sweetness and idealism but surely this is not how Jane Austen would have wished her characters to be portrayed.
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