Which Version Is Better? Persuasion Film Comparison

Persuasion may be one of Jane Austen’s lesser talked about books, but it is one of the strongest stories she wrote.

The enduring love of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth could move the heart of anyone.

There have been various film adaptations over the years; however, for this article, I’ve chosen only the 1995 version and 2007 one to compare.

1995 Persuasion

The film has an almost timeless pace that matches the love of the main couple, playing out point for point from the source material.

Credit: BBC/Sony Pictures Classics

2007 Persuasion

In all, I felt this version of the film was more dynamic. This could be that I felt emotions were more clearly expressed here.

Credit: WGBH Boston/ITV

The Verdict

This really is a hard choice. Both versions are excellent. However, I have to go with the 2007 version. I get more emotionally invested in it.