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In which Emily reviews the Oscar winning 1995 adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility” and finds out whether it’s still worth watching twenty years later. She also bemoans the lack of real-life boys who will pick her up when she falls over, the importance of empathy and why she really, really doesn’t like Hugh Grant.

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Watch “Elinor and Marianne Take Barton”, an updated online adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”.

The Details
“Sense and Sensibility” (1995)
Director: Ang Lee
Writer: Emma Thompson
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Mirage Entertainment

Main cast: Emma Thompson (Elinor Dashwood), Kate Winslet (Marianne Dashwood), Alan Rickman (Colonel Brandon), Hugh Grant (Edward Ferrars), Greg Wise (Willoughby), Harriet Walter (Fanny Dashwood), Gemma Jones (Mrs Dashwood), Emilie Francois (Margaret Dashwood), Elizabeth Spriggs (Mrs Jennings), Imelda Staunton (Charlotte Palmer), Imogen Stubbs (Lucy Steele)

xoxo Emily