Sense & Sensibility 2007

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Sense & Sensibility ★★½ 2007

When her husband dies, Mrs. Dashwood (McTeer) is forced to remove herself and her daughters Elinor (Morahan), Marianne (Wakefield), and young Margaret (Boynton) into genteel poverty at a country cottage. Impulsive, romantic Marianne is drawn to charming cad Willoughby (Cooper), despite the more suitable Colonel Brandon (Morrissey) also expressing his interest. Meanwhile, practical Elinor is quietly pining for the unassuming Edward Ferrars (Stevens) who has familial (and other) obligations that prevent him from courting her. So the Dashwood sisters' romantic hopes seem destined to be, well, dashed. Based on the novel by Jane Austen. 180m/C DVD . GB Janet McTeer, Dan Stevens, David Morrissey, Dominic Cooper, Claire Skinner, Mark Gatiss, Jean Marsh, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan, Lucy Boyton; D: John Alexander; W: Andrew Davies; C: Sean Bobbitt; M: Martin Phipps. TV