Sense and Sensibility

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Home-Exercise March, 30th 2000 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995) It´s a great film. I love such films which take place in the old England in the 19th century. I find these films very fascinating and interesting. Besides it´s a splendid star-cast. This film shows the life how the people lived in the 19th century and how the law treated the women. The head of the Dashwood family, Mr. Henry Dashwood, has died suddenly. Naturally because of the law Mr. Dashwood´s son from a previous marriage gets the whole inheritance. His stepmother Mrs. Dashwood (Jones) and her three daughters Elinor (Thompson), Marianne (Winslet) and Magaret (Francois) gets nothing. But nevertheless John Dashwood (Fleet) has promised his father that he yearly pays for his stepmother´s keep. But John´s wife Fanny (Walter) is very snobbish and avaricious, so she doesn´t want that John pays anything, and so the Dashwood women get too little money to survive. Fortunately the cousin of Mrs. Dashwood, Sir John Middleton (Hardy) offers them a cottage on his estate. Before they leave for Middleton´s estate, Fanny´s brother Edward Ferrars (Grant) arrives for a visit. Elinor falls in love with Edward, but unsure with her feelings, she lets him go to London without a word about her love to him. But at the cottage Marianne meets two men. First the dashing and rarkish John Willoughby (Wise) and the outwardly staid but deeply-principled Colonel Christopher Brandon (Rickman), who loves Marianne in a deep and most unrequited way ...

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