Here’s my short take on Mansfield Park. I liked it. Liked it much better than Persuasion, but not as much as Northanger Abbey. I didn’t especially care for Billie Piper as Fanny Price. As David said, she just looked too contemporary in the part and didn’t seem to visually fit into the story. I think if a different actress had played Fanny I might have liked it better. It is interesting that I like the stories of Mansfield Park and Persuasion better than Northanger Abbey, but in these productions I vastly preferred Felicity Jones at Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey to the other leading ladies.
A very insightful bit from the story is when it is revealed that Maria has left her husband and run off with Henry Crawford. The father mentions that he desired to raise his girls to be good and instead they only turned out to be good mannered. As a Christian, I think about how I desire for Caroline to be holy and godly as she grows up into a young lady. How sad it would be if she only grew up to be good and well-mannered.
So what did everyone else think? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts!