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Masterpiece: Northanger Abbey DVD (U.K. Edition)
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In Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, Felicity Jones (Meadowlands) plays romance addict Catherine Morland. Invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies, she forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney (JJ Feild, The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton), but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short. Adapted by Andrew Davies.
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4.3

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A lighthearted moral tale of virtue rewarded--I loved it.

I've seen two movie adaptations of "Northanger Abbey." The first was awful, but I enjoyed this one very much. Just as "bodice ripper" romances are popular with...Read complete review

I've seen two movie adaptations of "Northanger Abbey." The first was awful, but I enjoyed this one very much. Just as "bodice ripper" romances are popular with some readers now, there were titillating novels of romance and the supernatural that shocked and amazed the sheltered young ladies of Jane Austen's time. This story is a bit "tongue in cheek." It gently makes fun of the main character who has been escaping her quiet, ordinary life by reading these spicy and thrilling stories. As a result, her imagination runs away with her when she is invited to visit a wealthy family with a mysterious and sad past living in a spooky castle. In fact, her suspicions about the father almost ruin her budding romance with the son. Our heroine learns some painful but valuable lessons, virtue triumphs, and all the deserving and amiable characters are rewarded with happiness, of course. I found it a delightful and amusing bit of harmless escapism, which we can all use now and then.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Average adaptation..

Not one of my favorites. It got a little too fanciful for my taste. I usually enjoy all the adaptations of Jane Austin, however, felt this was not one of the best....Read complete review

Not one of my favorites. It got a little too fanciful for my taste. I usually enjoy all the adaptations of Jane Austin, however, felt this was not one of the best. Couldn't connect with the characters.

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2.0

poor

By andrew

from leeds

Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Northanger Abbey DVD (U.K. Edition):

need that special smoething

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A lighthearted moral tale of virtue rewarded--I loved it.

By Hazel

from Mathews, Virginia

Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Northanger Abbey DVD (U.K. Edition):

I've seen two movie adaptations of "Northanger Abbey." The first was awful, but I enjoyed this one very much. Just as "bodice ripper" romances are popular with some readers now, there were titillating novels of romance and the supernatural that shocked and amazed the sheltered young ladies of Jane Austen's time. This story is a bit "tongue in cheek." It gently makes fun of the main character who has been escaping her quiet, ordinary life by reading these spicy and thrilling stories. As a result, her imagination runs away with her when she is invited to visit a wealthy family with a mysterious and sad past living in a spooky castle. In fact, her suspicions about the father almost ruin her budding romance with the son. Our heroine learns some painful but valuable lessons, virtue triumphs, and all the deserving and amiable characters are rewarded with happiness, of course. I found it a delightful and amusing bit of harmless escapism, which we can all use now and then.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austin

from Pennsylvania

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Great job; well worth the watch.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great movie

By mc

from Kokomo, IN

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Northanger Abbey DVD (U.K. Edition):

Great movie!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Enjoyed Northanger Abbey very much

By Oneidapr

from Rochester NY

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I have seen all the Jane Austen movies and liked them enough to order all 6

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