Becoming Jane

{4.5/5} “A metropolitan mind may be less susceptible to extended juvenile self-regard.”

Jane Austen wants to be an author, but she’s led a sheltered life in the country. She doesn’t want to marry any man who asks her just because he has some money. Tom Lefroy comes from the city to stay with her family — he has a deserved reputation as a wild man. Jane dislikes him at first but she comes to appreciate his quick wit.

Becoming Jane was released in 2007. It’s based on a true story.

It has a similar feel to it as Pride and Prejudice. Which isn’t surprising because the events depicted in this movie (supposedly) inspired the events of that one.

If you’re a fan of Jane Austen, you’ll want to watch this movie — and even if you’re not, watch it anyway.

It’s about love, and struggling against the absurd constraints of your society. It takes place in the late 18th century.

The movie was filmed in Ireland.

The baroque flavoured music by Adrian Johnston (If Only).

Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) plays Jane and James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) plays Tom.

Julie Walters (Harry Potter) and James Cromwell (The Artist) plays Anne’s parents. Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) plays a wealthy mother of a suitor of Anne’s.

The movie was directed by Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited).

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