Becoming Jane (2007) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • 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 Orange
  • In 1795, cocky, witty, handsome, Limerick-born lawyer Tom Lefroy is sent by his grim uncle and benefactor, rich-born snobbish London hanging judge Langlois, to relatives' Hampshire country estate. His sharp mind and attitude initially clash with local reverend Austen's rebellious daughter Jane. But soon they prefer each-other to the expected better-off fiancés, and must wrestle their families and society at large or sacrifice their budding love. beloved relatives further complicate the romantic picture.

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

    - Written by Anonymous


The film begins by panning over the breath taking English country side and to a quaint country home...

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