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1.0 out of 5 stars Hugely Over-rated, 14 Mar 2006
This review is from: Sense And Sensibility (Collector's Edition) [1996] [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Don't listen to all the hype, this film is dreadful! Take the casting. Emma T. is far too old for the part and the coupling with Hugh Grant as E Ferrars is just too improbable. Next, A Rickman has an excellent talent for under-the-surface deviousness, but not as a soppy old colonel besotted with a teenage twit. And the much-touted director Ang Lee? This film would be an embarrassment to a First Year Film Studies student.
Save your money on this DVD; if its Jane Austen your after, buy the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice.
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2008 22:19:39 GMT
The 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice IS the embarrasement of anyone who has ever read and liked Jane Austen's novels... It's cringeworthy, whereas this version of Sense and Sensibility is lovely. You should move beyond the actors age and appearance: real life isn't about who looks good with someone or who doesn't look like he would fall madly in love. In real life all these things you criticise are extremely common.

Posted on 16 Jan 2010 23:12:37 GMT
Skye says:
Are you serious?! The 2005 P&P film was just about the worst drivel ever to be put on general release. It ignored the plot and subtleties of the book and just went straight for a dumb Hollywood approach. S&S is fantastic with a full cast of excellent actors, anyone who hates watching films of favourite books in case they have been ruined can rest assured that it matches up brilliantly.

Posted on 2 Jan 2012 09:32:29 GMT
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Posted on 7 Feb 2014 15:49:24 GMT
Sou'Wester says:
The last line of this review suggests that these comments are a deliberate wind-up!
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