I will start this by saying I stopped watching Netflix’s Persuasion less than an hour into it, as it really is utterly and absolutely dreadful.
Especially for anyone who loves the original Jane Austen book.
After all, when you attempt to copy the hit series Bridgerton, but then produce something that isn’t interesting, funny or smart, as Austen’s writing always is, it isn’t worth my time.
Throw in that Netflix’s Persuasion features the worst, most annoying Anne Elliot of all time, and now I am sorry I wasted the hour that I did.
That being said, one of the few nice things about Persuasion I did like was a song written by English singer songwriter Birdy.
Birdy’s ‘Quietly Yours‘ was written specifically for Persuasion, and is a lovely, piano-driven, romantic ballad that fits the real Anne Elliot’s feelings, ie: not the one that appears in this movie travesty.
It is one of several songs Birdy has created for films.
Films that include original songs from the English singer are The Fault in Our Stars (her song ‘Not About Angels‘ is devastatingly beautiful) and Pixar’s Brave.
Listen to Birdy’s ‘Quietly Yours‘ as heard on Persuasion in the video below.
But if you are still on the fence, read this review from the UK’s The Spectator.
Titled “Everyone Involved Should Be in Prison“, it quickly explains why this utterly dreadful film should have never been allowed to see the light of day.
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