What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the movie includes discussions of marriage for money. Set in 19th century England, it offers a mostly gentle, sometimes incisive critique of class and gender systems. Characters drink at a party, make mild sexual allusions, and argue with one another concerning money and romance.
- Families can talk about Elizabeth's rebelliousness: How does she worry her mother but also inspire her father's loyalty? How do the parents handle their disagreement about Elizabeth's choices?
- What do you see as the challenges in adapting a classic novel into a movie?
- As a movie set in the early 19th century, how are attitudes concerning love, gender roles, and economic class shown throughout the film?
- Compare the movie to the book. How does this Elizabeth compare to the one you imagined?