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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

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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 blue-striped dress with long sleeves worn by a housemaid at Chawton Cottage is the same costume worn by Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma Woodhouse) at Hartfield in Emma (1996), by a guest at the Towers in the opening scene of Wives and Daughters (1999), and by Mali Harries (Ann Rood) for her wedding in Byron (2003). See more »


Jane Austen: What if you do meet him
[the right man]
Jane Austen: and he doesn't have any money?
Fanny Austen-Knight: But if I love him then nothing else matters!
Jane Austen: What in heavens name gave you that idea?
Fanny Austen-Knight: It says so in all your books.
Edward Austen Knight: [gravely] If that's what you think they say, my dear, perhaps, you should read them again.
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What "Becoming Jane" wanted to be
24 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was quite good. All the acting was wonderful, especially Olivia Williams. She brought all the intelligence and wit and feeling to Jane that one would expect. The last scene between Jane and Cassandra was absolutely incredible, so beautifully done. It made me wish this had been made for theatrical release instead of "Becoming Jane." The dialogue was very well written - witty where appropriate, cutting when needed, and always intelligent and natural. My only quibble is the need to show JA regretting anything. I like to imagine that she and Cassandra and their mother (and friend who lived with them in real life) all lived happily together and had even less stress and regret than was shown in the film, although I realize that wouldn't be a very long movie. Don't know why all these bio-pics feel the need to have JA's mother trying to talk her into marrying for money, I don't think there is any basis for that. However, that aside, it was very well done.

I don't understand why, in the 2007/8 BBC JA fest, this and Northanger Abbey were so good, and Persuasion and Mansfield Park we so very, very bad. Couldn't they have gotten some of the people who did such a great job on these (script, camera, production) and put them on the rest? I don't have much hope for the Sense & Sensibility, but we'll see.

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