Sense and Sensibility Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: August 24th, 1999

PG|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
When Elinor Dashwood's (Emma Thompson) father dies, her family's finances are crippled. After the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor's sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) is torn between the handsome John Willoughby (Greg Wise) and the older Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman). Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change.

Cast: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, James Fleet, Harriet Walter, Gemma Jones, Elizabeth Spriggs

Director: Ang Lee

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Sister, Love, Heartwarming, Charming, Witty, England, Relationships, London

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Poised, delicate, powerful, hovering between poignancy and pealing laughter, it is a feast formed by skill and serendipity. show more

  • It's an exuberant, well- crafted film that gets the audience involved on a gut level even before the opening credits are over. show more

  • Unlike so many other movies of literary provenance, it is clear from the start that this one is going to be entertainment, not homework. Lee serves up this sweetmeat without fuss, without the super-seriousness of filmmakers awed by their literary material. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture