SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1996 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.6|5.0 Stars ìì

Sense and Sensibility—a movie that drags on and on and on. If you like slow British love dramas with a touch of intrigue, repetitive scenes that make you writhe in your seat while silently screaming, “Let’s get the story rolling, pull-eeeeze!,” then you’ll love this film. The movie even comes with a moral of the story, well, sort of. The story is about two sisters, their desperate need to get married due to impoverished circumstances, and the unlikely dispatch of each of them into the matrimonial world ‘Cinderella-style’ to coveted places quite above their current financial means; but first, not without a little travail to create the necessary lukewarm and slightly elevated anxiety level that we’ve come to expect from many British dramas.


Additional Thanks

Director Ang Lee definitely caught the British style of telling stories in his interpretation of this classic British novel. Thank you to Executive Producer Sydney Pollack for making the film possible. Additional character/cast include: John Dashwood (James Fleet), Mr. Dashwood (Tom Wilkinson), Fanny Dashwood (Harriett Walter), Marianne Dashwood (Kate Winslet), Elinor Dashwood (Emma Thompson), Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones), Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant), and Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman).



Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.

Ben Meyers

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