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Cast: Hannah Taylor Gordon, Talya Gordon, Lindsay Duncan, Bruce Byron, James Purefoy, Jonny Lee Miller, Victoria Hamilton, Frances O’Connor

Director: Patricia Rozema

Time: 1hr 52mins

Year: 1999

Rating: PG 13

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Rating: 6/10

At 10, Fanny Price goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt’s husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral compass, she becomes especially close to Edmund, Thomas’s younger son. As Fanny grows up she falls deeper in love with Edmund but she also comes to the attention of their neighbour Henry Crawford. But Fanny doesn’t trust Henry and asks him to prove himself to her as Edmund begins to court Henry’s sister. But when Edmund’s older brother becomes sick things begin to change and it shines a light on Sir Thomas’s fortune and New World Slavery.

This wasn’t an awful movie but this wasn’t a really good movie either. I enjoyed the storyline but it was something I would much rather have on in the background rather than just focusing on watching it. I felt that it botched the book a lot and didn’t even follow the characters in the movie. The actors did a good job in the acting but I felt this would have better if they changed the name before releasing it.

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