Okay so I watched the 2007 version last night and didn't like it as much as before. I gave it 10 stars before, now I changed it to 6 ... For one thing, they really took liberties with the story! For instance, the entire conversation of Harville and Anne about men and women and constancy is a pivotal point in the book, and where Wentworth writes his letter!! And yet, they don't even have that. They changed it to Benwick and Anne, halfway through the movie, and Anne gets the letter randomly at the end after much rushing around. No Wentworth dropping his pen and forgetting his gloves and giving a meaningful look ... it was missed. Also, there are so many face close-ups and breathing loudly ... and pale, washed-out colours. It just wasn't for me. And I thought the costumes were boring. By the way, I think each version didn't really do Mr. Elliot justice. They made up reasons for why he was worse than in the book. For instance, the 2007 says he's courting Miss Clay at the same time as Anne. Which maybe is implied in the book, I don't know. And the 1996 version says he has no money anymore. I believe in the book, he's just a rotten guy who was super arrogant at one time about Anne's family, and then a bad friend to Miss Smith and her husband, not to mention mean to his wife. Isn't that bad enough? Do they have to make up stuff? My verdicts: Best version: 1996 Best Wentworth: 1971 (or 2007 because Rupert P-J is , but I think the 1971 was truer to character and less Mr. Darcy-brooding-like) Best Anne: 1996 Best costumes: 1996 Best sticking-to-the-book: 1971 All in all, this makes me realize that we are past-due for a longer and more detailed version of Persuasion, one that has more time to fit in everything!! We have Emma, S&S, P&P, and it's time for this one to get some love! Also anyone know if there's a Bollywood version of this?