Today’s quick smile is for the movie Sense and Sensibility (1995). If I had to summarize this film in one word, I might choose “uplifting”. I’m a newcomer to Austen’s work, but I am starting to understand the mass-appeal. Her books have been on my to-read list for quite some time. The actors flawlessly crafted charming, believable characters. Mrs. Jennings was hilarious and terrifying. I know it’s probably not kosher to start with the movies in the case of such classics, but Sara wanted for me to see this one and I can’t say honestly that I would change a thing. One day I’ll pick up the novel and expand my understanding of the piece.