Modern Persuasion

Modern Persuasion

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MODERN PERSUASION is based on Jane Austen's final finished novel, Persuasion. It follows single, successful New Yorker Wren (Alicia Witt), a senior marketing executive at a boutique firm that's just taken on multimillionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Owen (Shane McRae) -- who happens to be Wren's college boyfriend, whom she hasn't seen in a decade. Wren isn't sure how she'll handle being around Owen again, but once they re-meet, her much younger colleagues flirt and chat and get their entire team invited to his Hamptons beach house. Owen's presence brings back Wren's devastating memories of how her Aunt Vanessa (Bebe Neuwirth) convinced her to break up with him so Wren could focus on her career, rather than romance. Wren can't help wondering whether it's too late to recapture the love they once shared.
Starring Alicia Witt, Bebe Neuwirth, Shane McRae
Director Alex Appel, Jonathan Lisecki