Persuasion

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jul 18, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw the 1995 version of J. Austen’s #Persuasion. Less ingratiating, less budgeted, almost certainly less acclaimed & even heard of …

… than the number of more celebrated Austen adaptations from about this time. So admirable that all these potential limitations …

… which after all parallel the strict circumscriptions to which┬áits heroine is subject, not to mention Austen herself …

… and most all of her female contemporaries, in fact make it the starkest, truest, & most triumphant of all those films.

#Persuasion. So full of, so good at the ardent sorrowing of adult loneliness, the ardent possibilities of adult passion …

… In this it is, in the very best & affirmative sense, a wonderfully adult film.

#Persuasion. An impertinent association, but the sublime Anne Elliott (as sublimely played by Amanda Root) …

… provides a stronger & more convincing warning against the dangers of unmitigated selflessness than all of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist tracts!