Sense and Sensibility by the BBC is a good rendition of the new Film from US. I liked it's similarities, and without big stars, you really take more heed in the story than in costuming and acting. It becomes more of a story. The US version is very good also, but the BBC version is more explanatory.
I thought I owned this movie and wanted to watch it with my niece while she was visiting me. She said her boyfriend said she was movie deprived and I thought it would be nice to start catching her up on some of my favorites, only to find I did not have this movie. I went to local Walmart and could not find it. Clerk recommended I purchase it on line. I went home that evening and ordered it and received it quickly, in time to enjoy with her. thank you Walmart for being there for me.
While I love the book, I'm not exactly a \"purist\". Besides this one, I've seen 6 others ('11 movie, '06 mini, '96 movie, '83 mini,'73 mini, and '44 movie).\nWhile I believe the story line (500+ page novel) is better suited to a miniseries (length); I quite enjoyed the latest ('11) movie- despite its being only 2 hrs. long!\n\nAs for this particular one:\n\nDon't be fooled by its title, this production is far removed from the book (so if you've never read it, and are seeking an authentic adaptation-- look elsewhere)! The only things that the two have in common are the names of its characters, and a few sequence of events! 95% of the dialogue has been re-written (and butchered), and some events added (made up)!\n\nRochester is an insufferable, maniacal, beast of a man!\nHow Jane could have felt anything beyond oppression and disdain is beyond me! Jane's character is even altered; she's borderline bratty, somewhat mouthy, and unreservedly opinionated!\nBeyond any and all comprehension she actually loves Rochester (despite his blatant mistreatment of her- especially when she's about to leave)!!\n\nIn conclusion, if you dare watch this insufferable abomination, you had better have a pair of \"frownies\" on hand; Rochester's scowl is that infectious!\n\n..Thankfully it was only 108 minutes long-- anything beyond that would have been torture!
It's one of Allen's lesser films yet, as is so often the case with his B-material, it still features terrific performances...and a cluster of truth-nailing scenes that are better than what you typically find in major releases.
If anybody was born to play Oscar Wilde, it must have been Stephen Fry: not only does he look like the Green Carnation Man, but he himself is often portrayed as being too clever, too complex for his own good.