Scents and Sensibility (2011)


A modern-day adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

Official synopsis:
After their father is charged with swindling investors, Elinor (Ashley Williams) and Marianne Dashwood (Marla Sokoloff) must make their own way in life and love. They struggle to find jobs where being a Dashwood isn't a strike against them. While Elinor finds work as a janitor at a spa, Marianne works at a cafe.


Their struggle to make ends meet--especially so they can help their mother pay for a critical medicine for their younger sister--is lightened by Marianne's hobby of making scented lotions. One lotion heals aches and pains, which they sell to supplement their resources.

But others want the scented lotion formula, which could be worth a fortune. While Elinor and Marianne try to find love and acceptance, their trust is tested by those scheming to steal the formula. Can they come to a balance of relying on their hearts and sense without losing it all?

5 comments:

  1. magic lotion? Not so sure about this one...

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  2. Agreed. I'm a bit tired of Austen adaptations especially of the cheesy kind!

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  3. Everyone is talking about this now! I'm very tired of modern adaptations but this looks more interesting than any of the other modern versions that I've seen so far. Ashley Williams is cute, I've enjoyed her in a few things. But when you update Jane Austen's novels in film or story form it often turns out really cheesy.

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

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  4. Oh dear... This sounds to be rather on the cheesy side as you all said, and I, too, like both of the actresses! Plus, they look good together as sisters.

    Oh my! I do hope it is PG and they don't make it like a Lifetime movie of the week.

    What would Jane think of this?

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  5. Though I agree with everyone it looks set to make me cringe, I will give it a chance due to my love of Sense and Sensibility, the Dashwood sisters and Mr Edward Ferrars

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