Loosely-based adaptation of Jane Austen's novel in
which a poor but intelligent girl is sent to live with her rich relatives so that she may
have a better life. With Frances O'Connor, Embeth Davidtz, Jonny Lee Miller, Edmund
Bertram, Alessandro Nivola, Harold Pinter, Lindsay Duncan, Sheila Gish, James Purefoy,
Hugh Bonneville, Justine Waddell, Victoria Hamilton, Sophia Myles, Hilton McRae, Hannah
Taylor-Gordon and Charles Edwards. [1:50]
SEX/NUDITY 4 Some mild sexual innuendo and a couple of kisses. We
briefly see a nude man on top of a nude woman (both are covered with sheets and only their
bare shoulders are visible); we later see him shirtless and fastening his pants. A woman
is looked up and down by a few men. A woman helps another take off her wet clothes (we see
the woman in a cleavage-revealing slip); also, we see many women in cleavage-revealing
dresses. We see illustrations of a bare-breasted woman being raped (see Violence/Gore
VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - In a brief comic scene a man falls over dead into his
plate of food. We see several illustrations depicting rape and torture (see Sex/Nudity). A
man briefly yells at a woman and a man rips a book in half. We see a few maggots crawling
on a dining table. A man belches a couple of times and we hear a man vomiting.
PROFANITY 1 - A mild obscenity, an insult and a racial epithet. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Poverty and wealth, social classes, opium abuse, drunkenness,
infidelity, deception, falling in love, marriage, slavery, independence.
MESSAGE - Don't let others persuade or bully you into accepting their
plans for your life; chart your own course.