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Mansfield Park

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Mansfield Park

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
112 minutes
performer:
Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller
director:
Patricia Rozema
distributor:
Miramax Home Video
author:
9065
genre:
Romance, Historical, Drama

We gave it a B+

The country life in which Jane Austen’s aristocratic characters so wittily conduct their marital maneuverings was, like it or not, often funded by the profits from the slave trade. This adaptation of the 1814 novel Mansfield Park brings that dirty fact to the fore, adding unexpected heft to Austen’s delightful are-they-the-only-ones-who-don’t-know romance between poor relation Fanny and her handsome cousin Edmund. B+

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