Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane
  • 2007
  • UK/US
  • 120 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Julian Jarrold
  • Written by: Kevin Hood, Sarah Williams
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith
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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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Byre Theatre, St Andrews (0.0 miles)

Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA
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Thu 20 Jul


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Becoming Jane

27 Feb 20072 stars

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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