The 1995 film stars Amanda Root as Anne, and Ciaran Hinds as Frederick Wentworth and they are excellent in their roles. The film is very well done, and is a bit more realistic than a lot of films set in this time period. The director, Roger Michell, told his cast not to wear makeup, since respectable young women of the time period wouldn't use it. Also, after they have been walking in the wind, the women's hair is realistically messy and windblown instead of being perfectly arranged, which is a pet peeve of mine. Additionally, the characters' clothes look like they've been worn frequently and lived in, not brand new, unwrinkled and spotless.
Persuasion is about a rekindled, more mature love than found in Jane Austen's other novels, perhaps reflecting her more mature outlook at the time she was writing it. Anne Elliot is also probably Austen's most admirable character: kind, patient, and self-sacrificing but not unbearably so. We are rooting for her the whole time to find happiness and stymie the machinations of those around her who seek to prevent it. Persuasion is a great novel, and this film is a worthy adaptation of it.