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Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
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Jonny Lee Miller,
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The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable - marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing. They are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune. Written by
Anna Maxwell Martin also played Elizabeth Darcy, the former Elizabeth Bennet, in the television production of Death Comes to Pemberley (2013), based on the novel by P.D. James, a murder mystery sequel to "Pride and Prejudice". See more »
At the end of the film, in a dolly shot showing Lefroy's back, Jane closes the book and puts her hands on it. Then after Lefroy begins to applaud, in the final closeup shot, she closes that book again. See more »
...your horizons must be... widened, by an extraordinary young man.
By a very dangerous young man, one who has, no doubt, infected the hearts of many a young... young woman with the soft corrup...
[hands Jane a book]
and you will understand.
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I knew very little about this film before I went to see it - I think
the trailer was the sum total of what I had heard. Now, I know very
little about Jane Austen or her life so am considering Becoming Jane
simply as a film loosely based on/inspired by her life.
The film tells the story of a young woman, Jane, who refuses to marry
purely for money and embarks on writing to support herself rather than
relying on a husband.
The story is well told, with excellent performances all round
(especially Anne Hathaway and the always brilliant James Cromwell). The
pace is maybe a little slow at times and Jane herself can be rather
annoying and contradictory but that simply shows the flaws of human
nature rather than being a criticism of the film per se.
Visually the film was stunning. Brilliant scenery, excellent costumes.
All used to great effect to enhance the film without ever becoming
overpowering or distracting from the story.
Overall, this was an enjoyable film, if not up there with Pride and
Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility in my opinion. Well worth a watch
(unless you are going to be annoyed by every little inaccuracy) but
probably not worth adding to the DVD collection.
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