- 120 min
- Directed by: Julian Jarrold
- Written by: Kevin Hood, Sarah Williams
- Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith
- Website: www.bvimovies.com/uk/…
A biography of Jane Austen (played beautifully by Hathaway) which cites a relationship with cad, hedonist and lawyer Tom Lefroy (McAvoy) as the reason behind her success. Despite excellent performances and a very generous smattering of Austen's best lines, this is sadly as dreary as period dramas get.
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Becoming Jane27 Feb 2007
As the occasionally inspired Boston Globe film critic Mark Feeney pointed out: ‘Once the implicit aim of biography was to uplift now it is to unveil.’ And so it is that we reach the point where it seems OK to release a film about the secret love life of…
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