A story about this — 5 years ago
My best friend and I are very enthusiast Austen fans, but since we’re not in an English-speaking environement, we are actually fairly novice in the subject and know nothing of the lesser-known stories, like Persuasion. So we settled for the watch with absolutely no knowledge of the story, though I knew that Anne was Austen’s oldest heroine and Persuasion, her last complete novel.
Persuasion is a very different story from the cheery Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility. Anne Elliot is a (relatively) old maid, with little to look forward to in life, and that made her particularly endearing. Though the story is probably a tad too complicated for the 2-hour format, which made us wonder a some loose things a bit, it’s nice enough. The main couple is wonderful, well-played and full of (hidden) love. I thought that the young lady who jumps from the top of the wall was really stupid, though, but was amused to find myself back in the location of Mansfield Park’s Portsmouth!
No bonus feature to speak of on this very lacking DVD, but the film is fine, with a clear picture and okay sound. It’s clearly a must for Jane Austen fans. I am very much looking forward to the BBC’s new adaptations DVDs, too!