Thanks to the machinations of greedy relatives, the impecunious Dashwood family is forced to move to a country cottage when father dies. Sensible Elinor (Thompson) looks after the household while overly romantic Marianne (Winslet) pines for passion--ignoring the noble attentions of middle-aged neighbor Brandon (Rickman) for the far more dashing Willoughby (Wise). Elinor has her own hopes for marriage with boyishly ineffectual Edward (Grant) but all three men have secrets that could crush romantic dreams (at least temporarily). Somewhat slow-paced but witty adaptation (by Thompson) of Jane Austen's first novel, well-acted and beautifully photographed (oh, to be in the English countryside).
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 135 minutes.
Originally from British.
Oscars 1995: Adapt. Screenplay; British Acad. 1995: Actress (Thompson), Film, Support. Actress (Winslet); Golden Globes 1996: Film--Drama, Screenplay; L.A. Film Critics 1995: Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review 1995: Actress (Thompson), Director (Lee), Film; N.Y. Film Critics 1995: Director (Lee); Screen Actors Guild 1995: Support. Actress (Winslet); Writers Guild 1995: Adapt. Screenplay; Broadcast Film Critics 1995: Film, Screenplay.
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