Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Written by
i was hesitant to see it at sundance as i found napolean dynamite to be a bit plodding and painful.
this is a MUCH better movie. it still has that sort of awkward charm that hess seems so good and creating but is more laugh out loud funny and less painful without giving up the deep quirky weirdness she is so famous for.
jennifer coolidige is absolutely hilarious and basically steals scene after scene like brad pit playing a gypsy boxer. the movie is worth watching just for what she can do to accents and the faces that go with them.
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