Persuasion 2007

views updated

Persuasion ★★½ 2007

Poor, put-upon spinster Anne Elliot (Hawkins)! Some years before, having respected the wishes of family and friends, she turned down the marriage proposal of Captain Wentworth (Penry-Jones) to care for her selfish and self-centered family. But Wentworth unexpectedly reenters the scene—now a wealthy, rather dashing, and very eligible bachelor. Can Anne still catch his eye? And will she allow her own feelings to rule what's still expected of her? Based on the novel by Jane Austen. 90m/C DVD . GB Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Anthony Head, Julia Davis, Amanda Halle, Sam Hazeldine, Alice Krige, Michael Fenton-Stevens, Mary Stockley, Maisie Dimbelby; D: Adrian Shergold; W: Simon Burke; C: David Odd; M: Martin Phipps. TV