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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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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