Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Must See - Do Not Miss!

I highly recommend that you watch the Masterpiece adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion this weekend on your local PBS channel*. Of the latest round of Austen adaptions, this one from last year, was my favorite. My emotion at the ending even surprised me.

It's the story of old maid (Wait, what? She's only 27!) Anne Elliot and the man that got away, Captain Wentworth.
  • Will they meet again?
  • Will he still love her?
  • Will they ever have a happy ending?
All questions you never really have to ask in an Austen novel, but it's still worth every minute.

When I initially watched this I had not yet seen the actress who played Anne Elliot; Sally Hawkins, in her Golden Globe-winning role as Poppy in Happy-Go-Lucky. Now, I am amazed, because those two roles could not be more different!

As Poppy!

So first watch Persuasion and then if you get the chance, watch Sally again in Happy-Go-Lucky. Just let me know if she doesn't blow you away.

*To find your local channel and its schedule, click here.


Anonymous said...

That is second favorite book by Austen. I really liked the new Persuasion, but my favorite is still the 1995 adaptation with Amanda Root & Ciaran Hinds---have you seen it? I still have yet to see Happy-Go-Lucky, but it's on my list! So many movies, so little time. :D
~Christine H.

ATG said...

I'll definitely be watching it! I loved Emma when it came on. :)