And suddenly, I’m blindsided by Elinor/Brandon shipping feels. I can totally ship these two in this movie—not the book, just the 1995 movie. They have way more interaction than Marianne and Brandon do, and they’re so friendly and comfortable together. Though Marianne thinks Brandon’s the old, boring, practical suitor, he’s really a recovering brooding man-pain romantic hero. He needs someone like Elinor to keep him grounded in reality when his brooding, overemotional tendencies flare up.
And that would be such a cute relationship dynamic and Jane Austen and Emma Thompson didn’t give it to us and I want it really bad. *fights temptation to look for obscure ships on Jane Austen fanfics*