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In this adaptation of Jane Austen’s first published novel, the Dashwood sisters find that love is an unpredictable struggle against the most important social values: family, honour and wealth. With too many people hiding too many secrets, the course of true love is indeed, a hard road.
The death of Mr Dashwood leaves his second wife and their three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances, as the property is entailed on his son by his first marriage. Although they are offered a cottage by Mrs Dashwood’s cousin, Sir John Middleton, the girls’ lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne.
When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility.