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Persuasion : Complete ITV Adaptation [2007] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sally Hawkins
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I've got both versions and I have to say that each adaptation has its advantages. Everything has been said on both films. Apart from the running.

I was amazed that nearly everyone found it odd and inappropriate. (I would like to know why -as I am one of the few who didn't mind this bit of the film-)

In Austen's novels, every heroine is seen walking, because this is a symbol of independence and freedom of women who had constricted lives in Georgian times. The 2007 version just intensified this by making Anne RUNNING through the streets of Bath. She runs quite a long time I agree! But it was to show that her firmness of character (lacking at the beginning and when she… Read more
Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reason [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Renée Zellweger
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment...., 14 April 2007
The adaptation of the Edge of Reason was not good enough for me.

As mentionned by some, it is poor romantic comedy. I liked the first one: Bridget Jone's Diary (book & film) but I thought the second one was too much (film).

You just feel it is more commercial than anything else and not very imaginative. It's just a reheating of the first one, (nearly) a bad copy.

Especially with the parachuting (firestation equivalent).

And the best bits of the book were left out. You only see the "unfunny" ones. Helen Fielding deserves better, I think.

Stick with Bridget Jone's diary (first one) which is good. And buy the book of The Edge of Reason… Read more
Mansfield Park [DVD] [2007] <b>DVD</b> ~ Julia Joyce
Mansfield Park [DVD] [2007] DVD ~ Julia Joyce
58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
I really didn't like this adaptation of Mansfield Park. I couldn't find anything from the novel.

As mentionned by L.Jones it is badly cast and Billy Piper is not at all suitable for the role of Fanny Price.

Mrs Norris is "too nice" in this version. She should have been cruel to the heroin and I felt nothing of it. It is more of a Barbara Cartland sort of thing and a soap opera during Jane Austen period like B. Raval said.

What I couldn't stand about it was the mistake on the play "Lover's vows". Fanny is not supposed to be in it when her uncle arrives. This symbol made by Jane Austen showing that only Fanny is not sinful was not respected in the film. And I… Read more