Oops - I had written this out earlier, but wanted to look at it in Word and then deleted it. I thought I'd deleted the post and would set it up tonight, but alas, my attention closing out the blog has been waning. But here you go.
Sense and Sensibility is based on Jane Austen's novel and adapted by Emma Thompson who won an Oscar for her effort. Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are sisters whose father didn't leave them anything for dowries. Thus, their prospects of marrying well are pretty low. Elinor (Thompson) falls for her sister-in-law's brother Edward Ferrars (Grant), but doesn't want to admit to it, particularly when she finds out he's already engaged. She sensibly bears up under a broken heart. In opposition, Marianne (Winslet) loves openly and without paying attention to proper decorum (or whether they can actually marry her). Of course it ends the way it should, and someone has to protect the honor of a young girl (Alan Rickman).
Turns out I can't explain why this is my favorite movie. How do you do it?
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