Following my current obsession with Jane Austen, I bought several of the movies adaptations. This one in particular I had heard many good things about (and it has of course won an Oscar and several other awards) so I was very keen on seeing it, although the DVD cover is so ugly it manages to make the beautiful Kate Winslet look like a witch.
The movie has not deceived me! I liked it very much. The story was good (well, it is Jane Austen), the characters fully-fleshed. The scenery was beautiful, the dialogue full of wit (and now I of course want to read the book).
The acting was also very good, but I just have a tiny little problem with the ages of the cast. I mean, of course Emma Thompson is brilliant (she’s one of my favorite actresses) but Elinor is supposed to be 19, and she was 36 while playing her. But I found it doesn’t show so much, it’s just that now I am used to see her playing older women (obviously) so I had a little trouble seeing her as a youngster first! The other problem that I have is that I find Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson make a very cute couple (as in LoveActually, for example) so I kept wanting Colonel Brandon to get with Elinor (and Edward suspected they would, too! hehe).
The bonus were good. I don’t listen to commentaries but I know that many people consider them a must. The deleted scenes were really interesting, and there’s a kiss!! :D