Sense and Sensibility

{5/5} “Oh, my dears, what a commotion.”

Sense and Sensibility, released in 1995

When Mr. Dashwood dies he leaves his home to his son, because of the law. That means his second wife and three daughters must move out, which they’re not happy about. When Elinor Dashwood meets her half brother’s brother-in-law Edward, she finds a kindred spirit.

It’s about the problems in 19th century British society. It’s about parents who want the best for their children and their children who have different ideas about what’s best for them. It’s about love and money.

Much of it is very funny, although there is also some tragedy.

It’s based on a novel by Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice). Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay.

Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs. Palmer and Imelda Staunton as Charlotte are hilarious.

Stars Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, and Alan Rickman. Directed by Ang Lee (Life of Pi). The gentle music is by Patrick Doyle.

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