From Jane Austin, the author of “Sense And Sensibility” and “Emma,” comes another classic about love, courtships and intrigues on a magnificent English estate. Fanny Price (O’Conner), a poor relation, is living with the wealthy Bertrams, whose son Edmond (Miller) Fanny loves from afar. The tranquility of Mansfield Park, the family home, is interrupted by five marriageable young people on the premises. Indeed, it becomes a tumultuous time as Fanny finds herself competing with a rival (Davitz) for the affections of Edmund.
This film is set in 18th century England and is well written and acted. Frances O’ Conner gives a very good performance as Fanny Price, who is sent from her poverty-ridden home to live at Mansfield Park with rich relatives. Edmond (Jonny Lee Miller) makes her feel right at home with his humor and attention and as she grows so does her affection for him, despite the plans of the family patriarch (Harold Pinter).
However, this film includes the name “Jesus” used in a profane way, nude drawings, upper frontal female nudity, and an implied adulterous affair. Also, black slaves are referred to as “darkies.” For these reasons, we cannot approve this film for family viewing.