Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth - the dashing one she once sent away - crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Stars: Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding, Cosmo Jarvis, Richard E. Grant, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ben Bailey-Smith, Izuka Hoyle, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Nia Towle, Edward Bluemel, Lydia Rose Bewley, Yolanda Kettle, Jordan Long, Simon Paisley Day, Agni Scott, Stewart Scudamore, Eve Matheson, Gary Beadle, Afolabi Alli, Jenny Rainsford, Kate Ashcroft, Ali Ariaie, Janet Henfrey, Sophie Brooke
  • Director: Carrie Cracknell
  • drena-77692 - 24 March 2024
    Maybe if you know nothing about the book or author
    This is so far from the book and a Jane Austen character it is cringe. The best thing about Jane Austen is her relatable, varying, thoughtful characters. Anne in this movie is nothing like Anne from the book. She is intelligent, thoughtful, considerate, and kind. The Anne in this movie is drunk, judgemental, and bumbling. Yes she has kind moments but those are few between her judging of every other character in the movie. Anne in the book is grown and firm in her ideals and character, whereas the movie she is iffy and judgemental I assume for comedic relief, for those who do not understand subtle humor of Austen.
  • aromang-62118 - 31 December 2023
    Pretty bad
    I agree with most of the really bad reviews. Even based on the book is a stretch. And the Bridgerton comments seem accurate too. I read all those books and loved them. The Netflix version made me cringe. But back to this movie which was silly and comical and I can't believe anyone thought that was appropriate. There are 2 other versions of this story which are far superior. I will never understand this constant need to modernize everything from the past. Change what was. It might not have been perfect but what is?

    I would say Good actors just a really bad screenplay. They should have contacted Emma Thompson.
  • cftpmjfm - 5 September 2023
    Very clever loved it.
    A beautifully crafted interpretation of Jane Austen's work. I'm sure she would have loved it. Those who don't like it or hated it obviously don't understand who Jane was. She had a wicked sense of humour and probably downplayed most of her books to fit in with the times. I enjoyed it immensely more so than the other stuffy interpretations of her books. It was free from pretentious stereotypes and made the characters more believable and interesting. The cinematography was stunning. If you saw the movie of "Jane Austen regrets" you will understand her better and the main characters in persuasion.
  • elizabart - 13 December 2022
    Immersive, clever, emotionally riveting
    I feel like I watched a different movie than the one watched by these negative reviewers! Tried to watch this in the background as I was doing other things, like folding laundry, but from the moment it started I could not take my eyes off the screen. The acting is top notch and the writing is a clever, unique take on the original. Before I knew it I had felt all the feels of this love story and reached the end of the movie without having moved an inch! Then was shocked to see bad reviews and so confused, so I watched it again, twice, and I have no idea what these people are talking about. It's great!
  • imatthenry - 13 November 2022
    A drama without drama, huge waste of cast and story
    Right after seeing a cut of Persuasion made by Netflix, I was aroused by his dialogues with the camera. I went to watch with hope. It will be a masterpiece or simply a disaster. Let's go to the review!

    Writing that looked like it came out of a romantic theater play, or rather, from Jane Austen's books...At least that's what they said in the movie.

    Am I the only one who noticed that the second act ended up at the end of the movie? The beginning felt like the end, and the end the beginning. The plot would unfold in a deeply exciting way if it weren't for the poor adaptation of the script and organization of the facts. Slow paced, boring and uncreative.

    Dakota Johnson carried the few considerations to be made for the film on her back. Brilliant in his performance. She did excellent dialogue with the camera. But unfortunately it was very poorly used with this confusing direction and highly predictable script. Expected more from Cosmo Jarvis' performance, it didn't live up to the height.

    Simple photography, no surprises.

    For her cultured speeches and her erudite characters, I think the author deserves much more. So I conclude that the book must be really amazing. But with this adaptation they couldn't get very far. It was worth the try, but it was a huge waste of cast and story. A drama without drama. By the way, who is Carrie Cracknell? Rating 5, great for falling asleep.
  • kniphofia - 4 November 2022
    Absolutely dire. I don't know where to start with this. Why even pretend this has anything to do with Jane Austen? Just make a period drama - but don't insult the novel with this rubbish. Austen is still read today because she is relevant, she doesn't need a makeover. Anne Elliot is shy, plain and has lost her bloom. She's not a character out of Fleabag. And where is the dialogue from the book? I know film makers want to reach new audiences but this gimmicky updating really does the work no favours. Watch the Ciaran Hinds/Amanda Root version instead if you want a version which is true to the novel.