Dakota Johnson is starring in a new original movie on Netflix that comes out next month, but the movie has already gotten some backlash. It’s a quote from Jane Austen’s last novel, Persuade A complimenting depiction of life, love, loss, and the arduous journey of time. For some fans, the trailer for the new movie is just too simple a movie.
Persuade Written in 1816 and published in 1817 – the year Austen passed away. As many fans have pointed out, this was a very difficult time in Austin’s life, and the book reflects that. The trailer, on the other hand, gives a romantic comedy tone with more daring than fans were expecting. Many felt that this was more than just a poor adaptation, it was a symptom of poor literacy and a cultural lack of interest in difficult subjects.
Persuasion for the Screen was adapted by writers Alice Victoria Winslow and Ronald Bass, and directed by Carrie Cracknell. In addition to Johnson, it stars Cosmo Jarvis, Henry Golding, Richard E. Grant, Nikki Amuka Bird, Suki Waterhouse, Ben Bailey, Izuka Howell, Mia McKenna Bruce, Nia Toll, Edward Bloemel, Lydia Rose Bewley, and Yolanda Keitel.
The movie is set to hit Netflix on Friday, July 15, but as you’ll see below, many people have already promised not to watch it. Here’s a look at the responses on Netflix Persuade Adaptation yet.
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I just don’t get why we’re doing this wall-breaking chapter four with Persuasion when Northanger Abbey is completely there and significantly unprepared compared to Austin’s other work?
– Neil (Dad) (Oh my God) (nelscorner) June 14, 2022
You must defend your script in front of a Ph.D. board before it will allow you to convince the film https://t.co/wxU22pBEH8
Defender Miquela (zenyanna) June 14, 2022
I think writers should write whatever they want, but whoever wrote this should be sent to a penal colony for life. pic.twitter.com/Q17sAsLEpJ
– Brandon (@blgtylr) June 14, 2022
Finally, several critics said they would be fine with a piece from the period that includes all the quirks of this trailer if it hadn’t been called out. Persuade. Many felt that these experimental ideas should have been reserved for something less likable.
Raise your hand if you feel you are a victim of the new Persuasion trailer pic.twitter.com/8Y3ZTqoc68
– Nirali 🧡🤍💗 (firewordsparklr) June 14, 2022
The Bridgertonfication of Persuasion is a loss for grieving girls everywhere.
– Fran (galacticidiots) June 15 2022
Many critics laughed at themselves and the rest of social media at the speed and ferocity of their response. They urged each other to consider their criticism, as many would like to see Romantic writing in general taken more seriously.
So what you’re just saying is that because the director explained the entire rewriting of the main character and the most famous lines as a “modern approach” people don’t have the right to share their opinions? he is … pic.twitter.com/kfGe8nuwnf
– Wild Renata (milhopan) June 14, 2022
As some have pointed out, Cracknell said from the start that this was intended as a “modern show” Persuade. However, critics felt that such an approach should still retain the tones and themes of the source material.
I’ll do the same, hope the trailer is a poor representation of the movie.
And yes, the Ciaran Hinds Edition is amazing. I like the realism in it.
– Ben Randall June 21 2022
Changing the tone from the book worries me a bit, I’m not sure about breaking the fourth wall (Anne is really introverted so maybe a plus for expressing feelings but seems very light) Persuasion is more nostalgic and mature…I’ll try but not optimistic.
– Kamash_Bookworm (BookwormKamash) June 14, 2022
Many critics admitted that they still planned to see this movie and hope the trailer did not do it justice.
yes! The “Exes” rang me as if it said “bitcoin” was completely misplaced and a far cry from the nice description Austen wrote.
– J’Wren (@JenneyD) June 14, 2022
Before long, users were putting quotes from the trailer alongside passages from Austen’s novel. Many were horrified by the difference.
Netflix can fuck this division into Bridgertonification. This isn’t supposed to be fun and romantic – it’s about the tragedy of succumbing to societal pressures rather than doing what’s best for yourself. Get Dakota Johnson out of Jane Austen, please.
– Abolish the Police (Sting, We’re Cool) (420AttyChicago) June 14, 2022
They seem to have removed the most interesting part of Jane Austen’s stories: the social spaces of the time, and women were forced to navigate them. This appears to be a modern teen drama in 18th century clothing. No thank you.
– Ben Randall June 14, 2022
Many users blamed this mistake in reading Austen’s novel on recent period pieces such as Bridgeton Which was intentionally not historically accurate. They felt that work like this should have been adapted more faithfully to keep his vital messages intact.
Jane Austen wrote Persuading at the end of her life, when she was ill and living in poverty, of the kind of life she did not expect or plan.
She, her mother, and her sister lost everything when Jane’s father died.
– Kate Island (@RomancingNope) June 14, 2022
We don’t like women who are complicated or make mistakes to have happy endings. So we have to smooth out her complexities and blame others for her mistakes – something Anne Elliot didn’t do – in order to make her worth filming her love story.
– Kate Island (@RomancingNope) June 14, 2022
A viral Twitter thread of Kate Elland explained what situation Austin was in at the time Persuade Wrote. It also helped highlight why the tone in this adaptation turned out to be dreadful for many fans of Austin and the romantic genre in general.