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Sense and Sensibility

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Original title
Sense and Sensibility
Running time
135 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Emma Thompson (Novel: Jane Austen)
Patrick Doyle
Michael Coulter
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Co-production United Kingdom-United States; Columbia Pictures
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. Melodrama. Costume Drama. 19th Century
Movie Groups
Jane Austen Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility.
1995: Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay. 7 Nominations
1995: 2 Golden Globes: Best Movie: Drama, Adapted Screenplay. 6 Nominations
1995: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Movie, Actress (Thompson) and Sup. (Winslet). 12 nom.
1995: 3 Awards National Board of Review: Movie, Actress (Emma Thompson), Director
1995: New York Film Critics Circle Director (Ang Lee) & Screenplay. 4 Nominations
1995: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay. 2 Nominations
1995: Critics' Choice Awards: Best film & Best Screenplay (Emma Thompson)
1995: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1995: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1995: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
1995: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Winslet). 3 Nominations
1996: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear
1995: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay
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