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Sense and Sensibility

1995 Rated PG 2hr 17m

Adapted from Jane Austen's classic 19th-century novel of manners, this eloquent drama follows the dramatic lives of the three Dashwood sisters. Facing poverty after their father's death, the sisters are obliged to rely on the generosity of others.

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Movie Details

1996 BAFTA®
1996 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Top 100 Passions
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
1996 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography nominee
  • Best Actress nominee: Emma Thompson
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Costume Design nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Kate Winslet
Mild thematic elements
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


Portuguese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Spanish (Neutral), Thai, English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.0, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

A wonderful showcase for this wonderful film. There's a lovely widescreen with Dolby Surround Sound and Dolby 5.1 sound. Subtitles are in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai. The "special features" are truly special -- there's a commentary from star and screenwriter Emma Thompson and producer Lindsay Doran, and another commentary from director Ang Lee and co-producer James Schamus. Also included -- delightfully -- is Thompson's Golden Globe speech, in which she accepts the award for best screenplay and says her thank-you's as she imagines Jane Austen would have; it's a winning and funny moment. The original trailer is included as well.