Sense and Sensibility 1995
Sense and Sensibility is the Oscar-winning period drama adaption of Jane Austen’s novel published in 1811.
Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay and stars as Elinor Dashwood, while Kate Winslet plays Elinor’s younger sister Marianne.
When Elinor’s father dies, her family’s face a crippling financial crisis. The Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire where Elinor’s sister Marianne becomes torn between the handsome John Willoughby (Greg Wise) and the older Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman).
Meanwhile, Elinor’s romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change.
Sense and Sensibility received seven Academy Awards nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Actress; Emma Thompson won the award for the Best Adapted Screenplay.
“A beautifully-crafted, witty, moving film likely to overcome even the stiffest Austen prejudice” – EMPIRE ★★★★
“Alan Rickman’s performance in Sense and Sensibility was one of his best” – Independent