Sense and Sensibility

On his deathbed, Mr. Dashwood tells his son from his first marriage, John, to take care of his second wife and three daughters, Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret, since under English law they will inherit nothing. John promises to do so. John's stingy, greedy, and snobbish wife Fanny convinces him to give his half-sisters nothing financially; John and Fanny immediately install themselves in the large house, forcing the Dashwood ladies to look for a new home. Fanny invites her brother Edward Ferrars to stay with them. Elinor and Edward soon form a close friendship. Fanny tells Mrs. Dashwood that Edward would be disinherited if he married someone of no importance or with no money.

Sir John Middleton, Mrs. Dashwood's cousin, offers her a small cottage house on his estate, Barton Park in Devonshire. She and her daughters move in and are frequent guests at Barton Park. The Dashwoods meet the older Colonel Brandon, who falls in love with Marianne at first sight. However, Marianne considers him incapable of feeling love or inspiring it in another. One afternoon, Marianne takes a walk with Margaret and slips and falls in the rain. She is carried home by the dashing John Willoughby, with whom Marianne falls in love. They spend a great deal of time together, but on the morning she expects him to propose marriage to her, he instead leaves hurriedly for London.

MPAA Rating:PG
Genre:Drama, Romance
Country:United Kingdom, United States
Produced By:Lindsay Doran, Sydney Pollack, Laurie Borg, James Schamus, Geoff Stier
Directed By:Ang Lee
Written By:Emma Thompson, Jane Austen
Cast:Josephine Gradwell, Richard Lumsden, Gemma Jones, Lindsay Doran, Imogen Stubbs, Alan Rickman, Elizabeth Spriggs, Emma Thompson, Kenneth W Caravan, Emilie François, Chris Trott, Ian Brimble, Imelda Staunton, Allan Mitchell, Harriet Walter, Kate Winslet, Greg Wise, Alexander John, Oliver Ford Davies, Robert Hardy, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Isabelle Amyes, Hugh Grant, Hugh Laurie, Eleanor McCready
In Theaters:Jan 26, 1996
Runtime:2 hours 16 minutes
Production:Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mirage Enterprises
Box Office:$43,182,776
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