Mansfield Park
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At the age of ten, Fanny Price is sent to live with wealthy relatives in Northampton Shire, leaving her impoverished family behind in Portsmouth. She has always known her debt of gratitude towards her aunt, Lady Bertram, and uncle, Sir Thomas. Her Aunt Norris, however, has always treated her as a servant and the preening Bertram daughters have always reminded her of her status. The youngest son Edmund has been Fanny's constant companion since her arrival at Mansfield Park. The arrival of the sophisticated brother and sister duo from London, Henry and Mary Crawford, sends the Park into a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

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"While this version plays somewhat fast and loose with the original story, and even more so with the heroine's character, it is still much more Jane Austen than not."
‑ Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle
"Patricia Rozema's Mansfield Park continues Jane Austen's winning streak on film."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Mansfield Park works because it not only comes from the novel...but also from Austen's letters and journals."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Despite such occasional flaws...Mansfield Park is a welcome treat for Austen addicts."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Rozema's thoughtful pacing and deliberately modern spin on the tale keep the rot from setting in."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"This Mansfield Park becomes a kind of romanticized gloss -- an imaginative grad-student thesis that melds author and character."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Spins the most interesting modern re-interpretation of the Austen canon."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"While Mansfield Park doesn't boast the high calibre Hollywood star wattage and gloss of Sense and Sensibility, it offers a more thought-provoking viewpoint."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A powerful portrait of a determined young woman's quest to remain true to the vastness of her spirit and soul."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"This is merely another attempt at making a high-class art film that can't come close to the spirit of the literary book it is based on."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A witty, entertaining film."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"Wonderful book adaptation with strong female character."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...busy nothings add up to motion picture somethings in one of the year's most charming films."
‑ Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
"An uneven but ultimately stirring adaptation from Canadian director Patricia Rozema."
‑ Stephen Farber, Movieline
"While die-hard fans of Austen's works might not like the contemporary spin that Rozema has put on this latest adaption, most every other fan of period costume dramas will probably find it to their liking."
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
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