We recently watched “Mansfield Park” (the Billie Piper version). I had seen some of another version we found on Netflix about a year ago; it was terrible. It had the most pornographic sex scene, and although something was quickly done about it, it was still the most I had ever seen. This version was very refreshing because it was pretty much clean.
First off, I really don’t understand the use of the name “Fanny.” I really don’t. A fanny is a rear end, and I personally would prefer to have a child named after a flower, or a martyr, or a literature character, or a Bible character, but definitely not after one of the most undesirable body parts.
The story was rather confusing; basically Fanny lives with her aunt and uncle and loves Edmund, her cousin, and he eventually realizes that he loves her too and they get married. Edmund thinks he loves another girl who is not a nice person but he breaks up with her. What was confusing about this story was the characters: I couldn’t keep most of them straight! The names and faces seemed to mesh with the same characters. It really was confusing.
If you know the storyline, watch this movie. If you don’t, then I’d advise learning it before viewing unless you like confusion.