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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

The Jane Austen Book Club

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

September 21, 2007 (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  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Robin Swicord

Producer

John Calley, Julie Lynn, Diana Napper

Screenwriter

Robin Swicord

Starring

Story


As five women and one enigmatic man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen, they find their love lives playing out in a 21st century version of her novels. Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), is shocked when her husband Daniel (Jimmy Smits), leaves her after 20 plus years and three children. Jocelyn (Maria Bello), her unmarried best friend, distracts herself from her unacknowledged loneliness by breeding dogs. Prudie (Emily Blunt) is a young French teacher, in possession of a worthy husband yet distracted by persistent fantasies about sex with another man. The many times married Bernadette (Kathy Baker) develops a yearning for one more chance at happiness. Beautiful, risk-taking Allegra (Maggie Grace), Sylvia and Daniel's lesbian daughter, has quit talking to her lover. And Grigg (Hugh Dancy), a young science fiction fan and computer whiz, seems horribly both out of place and obliviously at ease as the only man to be invited into the book circle.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..leaves viewers with that best result of Austen films: a wonderful ache to fall in love..”
by Penny Walker [Arizona Republic]
“..engaging but overly glossy feature film adaptation..”
by Tim Knight [Reel.com]
“..an entertaining, carefully assembled piece..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]