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Director: Jerusha Hess; Screenwriter: Jerusha Hess, Shannon Hale; Starring: Keri Russell, Jj Feild, Jennifer Coolidge, Bret McKenzie, Jane Seymour; Running time: 97 mins; Certificate: 12A

Keri Russell has been a shining light on TV thanks to Felicity and FX's The Americans, but she's never quite managed to catch fire on the big screen. Where Waitress should've provided her with a career springboard, it instead sent her into a series of thankless second-string wife or love interest parts. Russell's name sits above the title in new romantic comedy Austenland, but what a shame then that it's a huge waste of her considerable talents.

Based on Shannon Hale's chick lit novel, it follows an American singleton obsessed with all things Jane Austen who cobbles together her life savings to take a trip to an Austen-themed resort in the UK. Dress up, role play and comical British accents are the order of the »


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