Sense And Sensibility

Synopsis: When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and their three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery John Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ang Lee
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 44 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
136 min

and I have nothing like her excuse.

How do you like your view,

Mr. Ferrars?

Very much. Your stables are handsome

and beautifully kept.


Your windows overlook the lake.

An error led me to a family room,

but I've rectified the situation.

I am happily installed

in the guest quarters.


They're all spoilt. Miss Margaret is

always up trees and under furniture.

I've barely had a civil word

from Marianne.

They've just lost their father.

Their lives will never be the same.

That is no excuse.


- These are mostly foreign.

- Indeed. Magnificent.

I've never liked the smell of books.

The dust, perhaps. I hear you have

great plans for the walnut grove.

I shall have it knocked down

to make place for a Grecian temple.

That does sound interesting.

Would you show me the site?

Too expensive, and we do not need

four bedrooms. We can share.

This one. then.

We have only 500 a year.

I'll send out more inquiries today.

Pardon my intrusion, but I think I

have found what you're looking for.

Won't you come out?

We haven't seen you all day.

We'll have to enlarge it. Mattocks

will help you adjust toyour hours.

Forgive me, do you by any chance

have a reliable atlas?

- I believe so.

- I must check the Nile's position.

My sister tells me

it is in South America.


No, she's quite wrong.

I believe it is in Belgium.

Surely not.

You must be thinking of the Volga.

- The Volga, which starts in ...

- In Vladivostok. and ends in ...

- Wimbledon.

- Yes. where coffee beans come from.

The source of the Nile

is in Abyssinia.

Is it? Interesting.

- How do you do? Edward Ferrars.

- Margaret Dashwood.

It adjoins this property,

and would be a desirable addition.

- I'll ride there and speak to ...

- Gibson.

- He'll be pleased enough to sell.

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, comedian, and writer. She is known for her portrayals of reticent women, often in period dramas and literary adaptations, and playing haughty or matronly characters with a sense of irony. She is considered one of Britain's most accomplished actresses. more…

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