Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth - the dashing one she once sent away - crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances.

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  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Stars: Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding, Cosmo Jarvis, Richard E. Grant, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ben Bailey-Smith, Izuka Hoyle, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Nia Towle, Edward Bluemel, Lydia Rose Bewley, Yolanda Kettle, Jordan Long, Simon Paisley Day, Agni Scott, Stewart Scudamore, Eve Matheson, Gary Beadle, Afolabi Alli, Jenny Rainsford, Kate Ashcroft, Ali Ariaie, Janet Henfrey, Sophie Brooke
  • Director: Carrie Cracknell
  • devacozad - 7 January 2023
    Netflix: This is Austen, Not Bridgerton
    As others have commented, this follows the style of Bridgerton in a curiously out of touch fashion. Anne, for starters, is mischaracterized so much as to be another person entirely: a lush, comedic heroine missing her melancholy and grounded nature. She is meant to be an unappreciated support to her family, a touch bitter and yearning after a missed chance at love. Lady Russell, to my memory, never apologized to Anne for breaking up the romance and never alluded to being wrong. I could go on as others have. But the interactions between characters are completely inappropriate for the era, the mood of this adaptation strangely leans towards a comedy of errors, and it doesn't seem anyone on the writing team really understood why this story is as loved as it is. If you want a flounce through a fantasy, go for it. If you're not bothered by your ear catching modern sentiments and phrases, you might have fun. But I was so distracted by the changes I was motivated to actually make an account and rate it here. Austen fans, you will be disappointed and confused.
  • Lauritatoo-253-278255 - 6 December 2022
    I'm not sure what they are talking about when they say this adaptation is terrible. It is uber adorable and very entertaining and I'm sure Jane Austen would have approved it, given her own sense of humor and sensibility of the adjustment to the current times. Yes, it is not a traditional adaptation, but we had one already. If Bridgestone can do it: bring in diversity in actors and use a contemporary dialog in a period piece, why not this new Persuasion? I loved it all: the choice of actors, playfulness of a dialog, which btw, Austen does not provide in full - most of the novel is Anne's description of the events, gorgeous scenery and costumes, and even a happy ending for all the players of this comedy of errors. Really, what more could one ask for?