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Worst version of the best Austen,
This review is from: Persuasion : Complete ITV Adaptation  [DVD] (DVD)
Firstly, I must confess that I haven't watched the whole of this. The reason being that I found it so irritating, I turned it off before the end. I like R Penry-Jones but he is just NOT Captain Wentworth. Ciaran Hinds, in the earlier version, is perfect - he's older, dark and charismatic. Rupert is just too blond and fluffy.
If you've never read the book and especially if you are a young viewer, you might find this okay but the earlier (BBC) version is so much better. Not only is it more faithful to the novel, especially in the important points noted by Meerkat, but the casting is better too. The bit at the end when Wentworth hastily writes his letter, in a room surrounded by people, and we wait for Anne to find it, is heart stopping. The letter itself is the most romantic thing I've ever read in my life.