SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (Theatrical Release USA 1996)

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. But first, not without a little travail to create the necessary lukewarm and slightly elevated anxiety level we’ve come to expect from British drama.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Two sisters, in their desperate need to get married due to impoverished circumstances, dispatch into the matrimonial world ‘Cinderella-style’ to coveted places quite above their current financial means.

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. It's a piece of literature history that saves one from the agony of reading the book.

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