Persuasion (2007)

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Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

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  • Rupert Penry-Jones in Persuasion (2007)
  • Sally Hawkins in Persuasion (2007)
  • Sally Hawkins in Persuasion (2007)
  • Rupert Penry-Jones and Sally Hawkins in Persuasion (2007)
  • Rupert Penry-Jones in Persuasion (2007)
  • Rupert Penry-Jones in Persuasion (2007)

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5 July 2010 | Julie-30
It's just so sad.
Not the story. This film.

"Persuasion" is my favorite book in the world, and this adaptation has very little in common with it. It's hard to decide where to begin when listing what's wrong with this film, but I will try and say that the absolute worst thing is changing the constancy conversation. In the book, this conversation is between Anne and Harville; it takes place in Bath (towards the end of the story); Wentworth hears it. But, for some bizarre reason, the writers of this film places the conversation in the middle of the story (in Lyme); it's between Anne and Benwick, and Wentworth never hears it.

If he never hears the conversation, then what is the impetus for him to write his letter? None, that's what. They butchered what is arguably the most beautiful love letter in English literature and I cannot figure out why. Instead, they have Anne run. And run. And then run some more. And they have Mrs. Smith run too. Yes, the same Mrs. Smith who's supposed to be an invalid. When I saw this film in a public setting, people laughed, and that's just wrong.

I desperately wanted to love this film, but I just couldn't. Yes, RPJ is eye-candy, but his good looks are just not enough to save this film from being the wretched mess that it is. Don't waste your time or your money on this one.

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