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Scents and Sensibility (2011)

Two sisters find that they have to make their own way in the world after their father is jailed. Elinor is a cleaner in a spa. Marianne works for a marketing company but she also makes scented lotions, which turn out to be a real winner.

Director:

Brian Brough
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Williams ... Elinor Dashwood
Marla Sokoloff ... Marianne Dashwood
Nick Zano ... Brandon Hurst
Brad Johnson ... Edward Farris
Jason Celaya Jason Celaya ... John Willoughby
JJ Neward ... Fran Farris
Jaclyn Hales ... Lucy Steele
Danielle C. Ryan ... Margaret Dashwood (as Danielle Chuchran)
Peggy Matheson Peggy Matheson ... Mrs. Dashwood
Jim Christian Jim Christian ... Mr. Dashwood
Yolanda Wood ... Hannah
Dee Macaluso Dee Macaluso ... Mrs. Jennings
Gary Nielsen Gary Nielsen ... Family Attorney
Bruce Wing Bruce Wing ... FBI Agent Wayne
Yun ... FBI Agent #2 (as Yong Yun)
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Storyline

Two sisters find that they have to make their own way in the world after their father is jailed. Elinor is a cleaner in a spa. Marianne works for a marketing company but she also makes scented lotions, which turn out to be a real winner.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief rude comments

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Trivia

Filmed in Utah Valley See more »

Goofs

When Elinor opens up her broken into locker, the bottles of lotion are in the opposite position as to how Lucy left them. See more »

Connections

Version of Sense and Sensibility (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Been Working on the Railroad
(as "I've Been Working in the Bathroom") (uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Ashley Williams
Heard as Elinor picks up extra hours at the spa
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Painful to watch
14 September 2016 | by sward-77432See all my reviews

I probably should have rated this even lower, except it's subjective, I'm trying to compare it to other bad movies I've seen. I'm a huge JA fan, both of her books and many of the movie/TV adaptations. Lost in Austen is an example of a good modern adaptation of JA story. Anyways, my complaints with this were many. The acting was poor, the writing was worse. Yes, problems like costumes are bad and distract from believability, perhaps miscasting. I found the story was offensive and poor choices were made. There is such a thing as taking a story too far from its original subject matter (and still claiming it to be an adaptation, or even based on an original story). I agree with others that having the father's circumstance be changed so drastically was an insult in itself. Also the fact that his entire family just writes him off and seemed little distressed over his fate other than how it directly affected them, even Eleanor who has classically been the loyal and dependable sister/daughter. This story is significantly changed also in that the mother and younger daughter (whose story is also significantly different) are seen in the beginning and then pretty much disappear for the remainder of the story. Yes, the main players are mostly visible, but don't expect this story to run parallel to the original much at all. Many of the scenes are so ridiculous, they are laughable. I would call it "very loosely based" on the original S&S. My recommendation would be, skip it unless you have a strong stomach for the ridiculousness.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Scents and Sensibility See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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