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Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

Summary: When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility.
Runtime: 136 min
Rating: Rated PG for mild thematic elements.
Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: USA, UK
Languages: English, French
Home Release Date: Aug 24, 1999
Director Credit
Ang Lee Director
Writer Credit
Emma Thompson Screenplay
Jane Austen Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Emma Thompson Elinor Dashwood
Kate Winslet Marianne Dashwood
Cast Credit
Alan Rickman Col. Christopher Brandon
Alexander John Curate
Elizabeth Spriggs Mrs. Jennings
Emilie Fran├žois Margaret Dashwood
Gemma Jones Mrs. Dashwood
Greg Wise John Willoughby
Harriet Walter Fanny Ferrars Dashwood
Hugh Grant Edward Ferrars
Ian Brimble Thomas
Isabelle Amyes Betsy
James Fleet John Dashwood
Robert Hardy Sir John Middleton
Tom Wilkinson Mr. Dashwood
Producer Credit
Geoff Stier Associate Producer
James Schamus Co-Producer
Laurie Borg Co-Producer
Lindsay Doran Producer
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: