Our Classics Revisited series continues as contributor Janet Mullany joins the ladies for a look back at the 1995 film Persuasion,an essentially perfect Jane Austen adaptation starring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds.
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Writer Janet Mullany is from England, drinks a lot of tea, and likes Jane Austen, reading, and gasping in shock at costumes in historical TV dramas. Her household near Washington DC includes two badly-behaved cats about whom she frequently boasts on Facebook.
It was time for a new Persuasion, but this isn’t it. The diverse casting is great, and there’s some good acting, but this film manages to try too hard at everything except what Jane Austen’s novel is about.