Becoming Jane (2007) - Plot Summary Poster


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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 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
  • Becoming Jane is an inspirational movie about the life of Jane Austen, chronicling her romance with a young Irishman, Tom Lefroy. It focuses mostly on the way that he influenced her life and became the inspiration for her writing that we all know and love today. Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy are both in a sense non-conformists and Austen's typical 'no marriage without affection' is put on display as she rejects the Mr Wisley that society expects her to marry. The movie invites you to witness how Austen and Lefroy's initial obvious disdain for each other and their shared roguish repartee transforms into a vehement love for each other that goes against the conventional expectations of society.

    - Written by Shaina Ong
  • 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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