PG | | Drama, Romance
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.
Marianne (Kate Winslet) is, at some point, carried by almost all the leading men in the film. Willoughby (Greg Wise), Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman, and Mr Palmer (Hugh Laurie).
Frailty, thy name is Brandon.
Marianne: There are some people who can't bear a party of pleasure.
Mrs. Dashwood: You're a very wicked pair. Colonel Brandon will be sadly missed.
John Willoughby: Why? When he is the sort of man that everyone speaks well of and no one remembers to talk to?
In asking, "is love a fancy, or a feeling?" Marianne quotes the first line of a sonnet by Hartley Coleridge (son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge), a poem not written until after 1830.
£5,043,343 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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