Sunday night has come and gone. Were you all able to see Persuasion? I've watched it twice already (and for those who haven't seen it, come over to my house. I have it saved on my DVR). What did you think? Was it good? Mediocre? Who was your favorite character? How did it compare with the 1995 version starring Ciaran Hinds?
As for myself, I thought Rupert Penry-Jones was 10 times better-looking than the old Captain Wentworth, although I did feel at times they made him a little too restrained. However, that being said...I loved the story, the film's quick pacing, and the interesting characters (including the dashing captain). Didn't you feel horrible for the poor spinster Anne Elliot, who no one ever seems to think or care about? As if 27 is a spinster! Ha! My heart broke for her when no one helped her across the fallen log, or ever made reference to her as a suitable match for any of the eligible men. You could feel her pain and humiliation every time someone mentioned Captain Wentworth. Of course it wouldn't be a Jane Austen novel if it didn't have a happy ending, and it was wonderful and fulfilling to finally see her making her own choices; which resulted in a breathless and romantic chase through the streets of Bath!
But enough about what I thought...I want to hear your opinions. Tell me what you loved and hated about this version of Persuasion.
***Next week: Northanger Abbey, which I am very excited about. I have never read the book, and I don't know the story, so I will be experiencing this one for the first time.***