Sense and Sensibility

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While winning a best screenplay Oscar for her adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic classic, Emma Thompson also stars as the manor-born Elinor Dashwood, whose father dies leaving his female dependants without a penny. Shorn of their inheritance, the Dashwood ladies move to a humble cottage in Devon where Elinor and her headstrong sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) are wooed by a variety of suitors (including Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and Greg Wise). But while the attention is flattering, their futures depend on striking the balance between affairs of the head and the heart.