If I could give more than 5 stars I would. This is (like Pride & Prejudice, 1995) one of the best Jane Austin films every made. Casting is superb. I can't see this movie without crying toward the end, and I've seen it at least a dozen times!. I have always loved Alan Rickman and in this film his acting is so nuanced and sensitive it makes me miss him even more, now that he's gone from us.
The scene near the end when Marianne is ill and he goes to get her mother---I defy you to find a more perfectly romantic moment. Upon returning with Mrs. Dashwood, he begins to leave the sick room and (finally, the little nit) Marianne looks up and thanks him. The transformation of his face, fleeting and so real, makes my heart ache.
The very end, the wedding scene, without a word spoken is so beautiful. Again, Alan Rickman's expression of joy is...well, simply wonderful. If you like period films you will love this.