August 18, 2022

In “Persuasion,” twenty-something Anne Elliot (Dakota Johnson) nonetheless mourns the demise of her first real love since she refused the proposal of dashing (and then-broke) naval captain Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) eight lengthy years prior. She finds some solace in a heartbreak “playlist” — paper sheet music stashed in a time-honored ex souvenir field versus a CD or Spotify compilation. Like a Jane Austen traditional, it serves as an evergreen and common salve. That is not the one a part of our Nineteenth-century protagonist that is inflected with modernity within the Carrie Cracknell-directed Netflix adaptation.

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