Overall Rank: 4569
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 63
Theatrical Release Date: 08/03/2007
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Julian Jarrold
Actors: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Joe Anderson, Maggie Smith
Plot: A fictionalized biography, depicting the youth years of Jane Austen.
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phantom - wrote on 05/26/2009
there was a PBS movie about Jane Austin in her later life, which I saw first. So I can't help, but to think of this as a poor attempt at a prequel.
Allison - wrote on 06/27/2008
Definitely one of the worst movies of 2007. This movie failed to capture the essence of Jane Austen and the writer had no respect for Jane's uprightness. It portrayed her as a voyeuristic rebel. Even though I enjoyed Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada, she was dreadfully miscast in this movie. This movie is an abomination. Being very familiar with Jane Austen's life, it seemed that the writer was looking forward to a paycheck or was hoping Paris Hilton would be drawn to the role, by making her trashier. In effort to be funny, he completely missed the point. I hope Kevin Hood does not write any scripts in the future. If he does, I will have to avoid them.
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Franz Patrick - wrote on 04/13/2008
I must admit that after watching this movie, I thought that it provided accurate representation of Jane Austen's life. I was so shocked to find out later that pretty much most of it was false. Nonetheless, I did enjoy this picture a lot. It actually made me want to pick up a book or write something about life that will inspire deep thinking. I did buy Anne Hathaway's portrayal as Jane Austen, regardless of the initially distracting British accent, because she plays the role so earnestly; and how can one not love those puppy dog eyes of hers? James McAvoy plays another flawed but charismatic young man (that's all he seems to be playing nowadays) and he did so with such ease. Maggie Smith stole every scene she was in, which is not necessarily a bad thing because the story could use a bit …
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