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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

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 red print dress Phyllida Law wears at the picnic is the same costume Wendy Hughes (Mrs. Worrall) wears in Princess Caraboo (1994), and Elizabeth Devonport wears in The Regency House Party (2004). See more »

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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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Version of Becoming Jane (2007) See more »

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Her own story beats her novels!
31 July 2010 | by (New Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

The Austen Industry ensures that almost every year there is a new production of either one of her books, or of films about how us moderns are affected by her work (The Jane Austen Book Club, Lost in Austen)almost two centuries after she lived. This film turns the spotlight away from her characters to the author herself, and does it wonderfully well: we see her as sister, daughter,and aunt, a creature of flesh and blood who is not beyond the occasional infatuation in middle age. Well cast, well acted and all that one expects from a satisfying period drama. For an hour and a half I was transported from monsoonal India to nineteenth century England -- what more can one ask for!


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