Posted by Barbara on June 02, 1997 at 14:48:05:
In reply to Lady Bertram the Slug posted by Cassie M. on June 02, 1997 at 13:53:18
] LOL! I totally agree with the casting being perfect. I think Henry and Mary Crawford were perfect because the film was really Fanny's view of the world and she would have found this pair creepy and out of her league. Henry was expecially good at being slimy and self-indulgent.
] I was shocked at Lady Bertram's portrayal. I pictured her to be a slug that refused to do anything for herself, preferring to be waited on hand and foot -- not this moronic woman who had to be reminded to breathe in and out...
] But I liked Lord Bertram being a fatherly figure to Fanny, especially when we get to see her real father later in the film...
] Cassie M.
I was so put off by the portrayal of Lady Bertram that I had to fast forward through those parts. LOL about the being reminded to breathe in and out--it was nearly that bad!
I guess I also found that most of the characters were portrayed as being somewhat more likeable than the impression I was left with from reading the book. Lady Bertram here was a real airhead, but in the book I felt angry at here because she wouldn't do anything.
All in all, I found Fanny to be very likeable in this movie. In fact I would say it quite changed my opinion of her from neutral to decidedly positive.
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.