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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  3 February 2008 (USA)
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In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband.

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In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband.

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The tan and brown print satin pelisse worn by an extra in the first church scene is the same costume worn by Anna Chancellor (Mrs. Peake) when she comes to the Worrall's house in Princess Caraboo (1994), by Sheila Gish (Mrs. Norris) to Maria's wedding in Mansfield Park (1999), by an extra during the French invasion in Goya's Ghosts (2006), and by Marion Bailey (Mrs. Croft) in Bath in Persuasion (2007). See more »

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Jane Austen: [reads to Cassandra from first draft of Persuasion] More than seven years were gone since this little history of sorrowful interest had reached its close;
Jane Austen: She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.She had used him ill, deserted and disappointed him; and worse, she had shewn a feebleness of character in doing so, which his own decided, confident temper could not endure. She had given him up to oblige others.
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Biographically not fully bullet-proofed but historical events are accurate
14 January 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Jane Austen's (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) last few years, gorgeously filmed and directed, just as it would be one of her own creations, with the difference that her novels end with 'happy endings', like love and marriage, whilst Austen died at 42 unmarried and depending on her family. One does wonder why Austen, whose very witty and vibrant (though social-critical) books are about women and the necessity of marriage for a social and financial security at her time, never married!?!

This movie is apparently very closely based on the few remaining letters between Jane, her sister Cassandra and her favourite niece Fanny; an assumption of those very intimate and loving letters, a sort of a hypothesis that Jane chose not to marry of her own, by refusing several marriage proposals to be able to write and for her 'freedom'. It is a very emancipated and 21st Century feminist friendly theory. Some hard- core Austen historians still insist though, that Jane never married because, in her very youth, she refused a marriage proposal from a very rich yet ugly, old and dull man...Mr Bigg...and then she was never asked again...for her no Mr. Darcy came along.

Therefore, biographically not fully bullet-proofed but historical events are accurate.

Love the many quotes incorporated in the movie!

I've never heard of Olivia Williams but I must say she earned all my admiration and will look out for her past and future works! Great actress!

If you like BBC period dramas or even Jane Austen's novels adaptations, then you most certainly will enjoy this; a great family-movie which will inspire the interested Teenager to read Jane Austen novels...(so I hope!)


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