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Austenland (2013)

Austenland

Overview


Genre

Romance, Comedy

Release Date

August 16, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Jerusha Hess

Producer

Stephenie Meyer, Gina Mingacci

Screenwriter

Jerusha Hess, Shannon Hale

Starring

Story


The film is based on a novel by Shannon Hale (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Hess) and is officially described on the author's site as follows:Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of "Pride & Prejudice," is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them. It's all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?Russell will play the part of Jane with Feild playing a Darcy-impersonator who works for the resort.

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James Callis, JJ Feild, Ricky Whittle, Jennifer Coolidge, Keri Russell and Georgia King in Sony Pictures Classics' Austenland (2013)
Georgia King, Jennifer Coolidge and Keri Russell in Sony Pictures Classics' Austenland (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."Austenland" is as light and airy as a cream puff, and as entirely unfulfilling..”
by Amanda Mae Meyncke [Film.com]
“..the movie is built on the understanding that fantasy is healthy until you elect to live in it-and that sometimes a chase to the airport isn't something you should bother with in the real world..”
by Alan Scherstuhl [Village Voice]