Release Date: July 15, 2022 (Netflix
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis, Henry Golding, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Lydia Rose Bewley, Richard E. Grant, Yolanda Kettle amongst others.
Directed by Carrie Cracknell
Written by Ron Bass & Alice Victoria Winslow (and of course Jane Austen)
Rating:C. Just….no. The cinematography is delightful but the script…
I will start with the positive. This film has amazing cinematography. The locations look amazing, I enjoy the costumes, though I’m not always sure its not anachronistic at times. The actors all appear to be talented, although not always fit for the part they play. I love the fact that this film is not a bunch of white people.
Now for the not so positive. This film was not Persuasion. Dakota Johnson did a great job with Anne – just not Anne Elliot. Anne Elliot is one of the more reserved of Austen’s heroines, not unlike Elinor Dashwood. She keeps to herself, has a sense of decorum, and a loving nature. This Anne is judgmental of her family, blurts things out that original Anne would be mortified by, and overall is a lot less put together.Continue reading “Review: Persuasion (2022 Film)”