In this review, Dakota Johnson brings to life the character of Anne Elliot from Jane Austen's novel "Persuasion".

There is certainly a remarkable precision to Jane Austen's novels. Early 19th century England resonates with the plots of Emma, Pride, Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility.

In these stories, women are portrayed as struggling to find freedom from male dominance while also seeking a wealthy husband, albeit in a desperate manner. 

Through this type of social advancement, women of modest backgrounds have climbed the social ladder. 

Austen has been popular for 200 years with an extremely loyal readership, but she rose to even greater heights after a couple of her novels were adapted for the screen.

As a result of Ang Lee's elegant Sense and Sensibility and Amy Heckerling's Emma, Austen's admirers increased considerably. Even those who hadn't read her books were intrigued by the films.

There is, however, a group of purists who feel Austen belongs exclusively to the written word, and no screen adaptation is likely to do justice to her great work.

These men and women believe they are better at interpreting Austen and her extremely nuanced view of the Regency era, its mores, and social complexities than scriptwriters and directors

It is here that director Carie Cracknell will face opposition with her latest Austen adaptation, Persuasion, on Netflix, though the core plot remains pretty much the same. 

As Austen envisioned, the settings remain unchanged. Cinematographer Joe Anderson perfectly captures Bath's rugged coastline washed by gentle waves in this video. Events are held there frequently.