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Northanger Abbey (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  20 January 2008 (USA)
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

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Jane Austen (voice)
Michael Judd ...
Pastor
Julia Dearden ...
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David Brittain ...
Gothic Villain
Patrick Ryan ...
Gothic Villain
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Desmond Barrit ...
David Sheehan ...
Cheeky Man
William Beck ...
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Sedley
Mal Whyte ...
Rude Man
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Henry Tilney (as J J Feild)
Myles Breen ...
Mr. King
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When Catherine Morland is given the opportunity to stay with the childless Allen family in Bath, she is hoping for an adventure of the type she has been reading in novels. Soon introduced to society, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, a good friend of her own brother, James. She also meets Henry Tilney, a handsome young man from a good family and his sister, Eleanor. Invited to visit the Tilney estate, Northanger Abbey, she has thoughts of romance but soon learns that status, class and money are all equally important when it comes to matters of the heart. Written by garykmcd

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The green coat and buff breeches JJ Feild wears as Henry Tilney is the same costume Colin Firth wears as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (1995). See more »

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When Mr. Henry Tilney meets Mrs. Morland, he virtually drains his glass, which is then refilled ("I should like to pay my respects"), and drained again ("Perhaps Miss Morland"). See more »

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Mrs. Allen: There! Did you ever see anything prettier, Mr Allen?
Mr. Allen: Other than yourself, do you mean, my dear?
Mrs. Allen: Oh, fine, Mr Allen! But Catherine...
Mr. Allen: Ah, she looks just as she should! Now... might we make our way, do you think? I entertain high hopes of our arriving at the rooms by midnight.
Mrs. Allen: How he teases us, Catherine! Midnight, indeed!
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Pleasant version of the Austen tale...richly detailed settings...
20 January 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

NORTHANGER ABBEY is a charming version of the Jane Austen tale, covering somewhat familiar Austen territory in its tale of a young woman who comes to a vast estate and falls in love with an aristocratic young man who is willing to give up his inheritance to marry her, if he must.

It's beautifully lensed in color with excellent vistas of the English countryside and some impeccable performances from a first rate cast. FELICITY JONES and JJ FIELD are excellent as the young lovers, whether exchanging dialog that is on the humorous side or deadly serious, and CATHERINE WALKER is fine as Jones' confidante, Eleanor.

Time constraints make it impossible to ever do full justice to Austen's stories, but fans of the author should find this an enchanting enough version of the tale to satisfy Janite admirers, even if there are many omissions in the telling.

Very worthwhile, with high quality production values throughout.


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