Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Jane Austen love story features an admirable heroine.

PG 1995 104 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 10+

A bit slow for kids but wonderful for those who have read the novel

loved it! I liked that the characters wore minimal makeup/costumes as it made the film more realistic to the time period. The love story was sweet and genuine and the movie aligned to the book very well. Nothing raunchy, no language, no violence. good for any age really but young kids might find it a bit slow. Anne Elliot is a wonderful role model and really cares for others, would be a good discussion for kids.

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age 14+

This adaptation is not very good

The book is so much better than this adaptation. The main characters are too unattractive and it takes away from the story. The story can be a little boring for younger audiences but it’s worth watching if you can stream it for free. The BBC has other adaptations that are better than this one. Still, the story is beautiful.

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