Sense and Sensibility

Drama, Romance Rated: PG 136 min

Jane Austen Summer Series

Beloved adaptations on the big screen!

Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant star in this captivating, Thompson-penned and Ang Lee-directed romantic comedy that swept the Ten Best Lists, was named the Best Picture of the Year by the Golden Globes and won Thompson an Oscar for Best Screenplay. Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, the story follows the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor (Thompson) and passionate Marianne (Winslet), whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family’s sudden loss of fortune. Thompson’s future husband, Greg Wise, who co-stars as the dashing and fiery John Willoughby, upstages Hugh Grant before Grant wisely began playing bad apple characters himself.



“This movie, made with love and wit, reminds us how much charm, liveliness, passion, good sense—and sensibility—Jane Austen provides.” — Michael Wilmington, The Chicago Tribune
“We need no further proof that this material is ageless.” — Janet Maslin, The New York Times
directed by
Ang Lee
written by
Jane Austen, Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Greg Wise, Gemma Jones, Tom Wilkinson, James Fleet
English, French
United Kingdom, United States