Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Persuasion movie (1995)

Persuasion (1995)
Director: Roger Michell
Based on novel written by Jane Austen
Screenplay: Nick Dear
Rating: 5

Amanda Root as Anne Elliott
Ciarán Hinds as Captain Frederick Wentworth

Description from imdb:
In 1814 England, 27-year old Anne Elliot lives an oppressive life with her father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, and her elder sister Elizabeth, both of whom are incurable snobs.

Eight and a half years ago, Anne been persuaded to refuse an offer of marriage from the man she loved, a young naval officer of no position or fortune.

Now, after the Napoleonic wars, Captain Wentworth has gained both rank and money, and chance has thrown them together again.

Anne finds herself confronted with thoughts of might-have-been as she watches Wentworth court her brother-in-law's sister, Louisa. But an accident causes Wentworth to realize whom he truly cares for, and he follows Anne to Bath.

But her cousin William (the heir to Kellynch Hall) is also pursuing her and is rumored to be engaged to Anne. And she must overcome this last obstacle before she can persuade Captain Wentworth as to the true nature of her affections.
-Written by Kathy Li

Quote to note:
I tried to forget you... I thought I had.
-Captain Wentworth

Lyme Regis in England
now, on my visit-some-day list

and stroll on The Cobb

My two-bits:
Very enjoyable version of our couple Anne and Captain Wentworth!

Loved the dancing scene at the Musgroves and views of Lyme.

The kiss was much more satisfactory than in the 2007 version (ahem). But I wonder if that was supposed to be their "first" kiss in general. I will start reading the book later today so I don't know how involved they were in the past.

Makes you shout a huzzah! for the couple at the end.

our hero Captain Wentworth and our villain Mr. Elliott


* check out my review of the 1971 movie version

* check out my review of the 2007 movie version.

* check out my Persuasion mashup

* make sure to check out the main site for Book Rat's - Jane in June for all the reviews, interviews and giveaways galore!!!

~~~ captain wentworth's boating party schedule ~~~


  1. I got the book Persuasion in sixth grade and it was just too heavy for me at the time. But after reading about the movie, I really want to try again.

  2. I've gotten so used to seeing Pirate books reviewed here for a split second I thought this was going to be a film version of a quirk classic - Pirate Persuasion... which the more I think about it, would actually work! Captain Wentworth: fearless pirate... or maybe not. ;)

    Glad you liked the movie!

  3. This was the version I enjoyed.

  4. I loved the 2007 movie better :)

  5. the 2007 version's kiss did leave much to be desired! Both were excellent, though!

  6. I've been meaning to see this one for ages. Enjoy the book and let me know how it goes.

  7. This one is vastly my favorite, even though I also love me some RPJ. However, Ciarán Hinds is just perfect as the older, slightly wounded sea captain. Nommy!

  8. I really need to watch this one again. I love it.

  9. Persuasion (1995) is perhaps my favorite version! ><


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