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Persuasion Review


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Whew! Sitting through 112 minutes of Persuasion is a true exercise in persistence. Full of performances that could have been done better by hand puppets, sloppy direction, and a script that's nearly impossible to follow, Persuasion has very little to redeem it.

Pay close attention: the story follows Anne Elliot (Amanda Root), a prim and proper 27-year old in 1814 England. Having once turned down a proposal from Frederick Wentworth (Ciaran Hinds), he has turned back up to try again. Also in the picture are Anne's younger sister Mary (Sophie Thompson), her husband (Simon Russell Beale), and his sisters (Emma Roberts and Victoria Hamilton), both of whom Wentworth chases after. Not to mention Anne's cousin William (Samuel West), who also chases after Anne in the hopes of getting his fingers on her father's estate. The story is based on the Jane Austen novel, and as you hopefully can tell by this rousing description, it's about as exciting as...a Jane Austen novel.

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