Based on Jane Austen's classic novel of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune. When Henry Dashwood dies unexpectedly, his estate must pass on by law to his son from his first marriage, John and wife Fanny. But these circumstances leave Mr. Dashwood's current wife, and daughters Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, without a home and with barely enough money to live on. As Elinor and Marianne struggle to find romantic fulfillment in a society obsessed with financial and social status, they must learn to mix sense with sensibility in their dealings with both money and men.
- Genre: Drama, Romance
- Studio: Columbia Pictures, Mirage Enterprises
- Keyword: london, england, based on novel or book, servant, country life, widow, pneumonia, secret love, inheritance, military officer, period drama, english countryside, rainstorm, decorum, horse carriage, young love, dowry, 19th century, penniless, social elite, bloodletting, free spirited, sussex, jane austen, 1800s, sisters love, social classes, prim and proper, marry for money, secret engagement, devonshire, england
- Cast: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Greg Wise