I will be reviewing the 1995 film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, a novel by Jane Austen.
Rating: PG (for adult situations)
Screenplay: Emma Thompson
Director: Ang Lee
Poster: (This is the one on Netflix, at least)
Now for my actual review :D
(Masculine voice) Sense and Sensibility is the tale of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, and also some other annoying gals, a stupid dude, some lovelies, and Snape.
Okay... But really. First up characters. XD
Elinor Dashwood- portrayed by Emma Thompson:
Emma Thompson did a fantastic job portraying the lovely and complex character of Elinor- even if she was a bit old for the role at the time. She really brought to life the character (and is very good at crying, like me as I was watching. Ahem)
Kate Winslet was also really good (oh goodness this is all gonna be the same) in her role. She is also very good at crying (like me, ahem.) As a side compliment, she actually looks to be the age of the character. XD
Let's just start by saying Hugh is a beautiful human... Moving on. Anyway, Hugh Grant was a perfect Edward, because- and I mean this very respectfully toward Edward because I like him very much- he was so awkward it hurt me to watch. I couldn't do it, I felt like I should leave it was SO. BLOODY. AWKWARD. Also, I wish he was in more of the movie because as previously stated, Hugh is a beautiful human. Moving on.
Now for the moment I have been waiting for- Snape- I mean Colonel Brandon, portrayed by Alan Rickman:
Next we have *gulp* WILLOWPEE. Ahem, I mean Willoughby- portrayed by Greg Wise:
Those are the characters I am going to focus on, but I would also like to mention the outstanding performances by all the others, such as Fanny, Mrs. Jennings, Charlotte and John- among others.
However, I was particularly stunned by two performances- Numner one being...
Lucy portrayed by Imogen Stubbs, who's acting performance was phenomenal. She fit the image I had in my head very well.
Number two surprisingly good is Margaret, portrayed by Emilie Francois:
She seemed to almost have more character in the movie than the book, and I appreciated her a lot more.
NEXT CATEGORY: STAND OUT MOMENTSWhat moments in my mind were done particularly well?
Ahem. Here we go. In no particular order.
1). SNAPE- I MEAN COLONEL BRANDON- GIVES MARIANNE THE KNIFE THINGY.
Give it you nice lovely man. XD (Dunno why I loved this scene so much)
This part was very painful to watch, my heart nearly exploded, yet it was brilliantly done and left me screeching at the television.
3). IF ONLY YOU WOULD STOP.
Mr Palmer. is da best.
I was crying too but this moment was very powerful. And then Mrs. Jennings with her olives.
5). POOR COLONEL BRANDON.
The best scene in the entire movie.
That will conclude this section for me, however PLEASEEEEE note that not all the best scenes are in here- such as a certain proposal, two rain rescues, Brandon telling Elinor about Beth and Willoughby at the end of the movie- yet I didn't have room for all/couldn't find pics.
So... In conclusion, a FANTASTIC MOVIE! :D
10/10 stars. Tears, laughter and everything in between.
Want to know what I'm raving about? (Of course you do)
Here are some things to do, in no particular order.
- Watch the Sense and Sensibility 1995 movie you just read my review of.
-Read the amazing book by Jane Austen.
Watch the webseries based off Sense and Sensibility- Elinor and Marianne Take Barton.
Then tell me what you did so we can fangirl.
And lastly, COMMENT OR ELSE. I WANT COMMENTSSSSS.
And let's end on this note- edits of Colonel Brandon as Snape that I found on the Internet.