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Persuasion (2022)

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Diverse but muddled adaptation has drinking, mild innuendo.

Movie PG 2022 109 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

Fun, not faithful adaptation

If you forget it's based on an Austen novel you can enjoy it for what it is.
age 6+

Super cute movie!! My kids loved it!!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The imposition of anachronistic elements to modernize Jane Austen's novel ultimately undermines the story and characters. From a trendy exploitation of fourth-wall breaking to unsubtle sexual innuendo, modern-day music, and 21st century self-help speak, Persuasion doesn't seem content enough with its original material. This is a shame, and the excellent cast suffers for it; in fact, adding in a contemporary diversity is one modernization that does work well here. Johnson has the charisma and credibility to hold the camera's attention, but the snarky asides and forced complicity just don't fit with the character or the time period, otherwise faithfully crafted in beautiful settings and wardrobes. This is a mixed bag that could've been better.

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