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Becoming Jane (2007)

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A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jane Austen
... Tom Lefroy
... Mrs. Austen
... Reverend Austen
... Lady Gresham
... Cassandra Austen
... Eliza De Feuillide
... Mr. Wisley
... Judge Langlois
... Henry Austen
... John Warren
... Lucy Lefroy
Eleanor Methven ... Mrs. Lefroy
Michael James Ford ... Mr. Lefroy
... Robert Fowle
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The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable - marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing. They are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune. Written by Orange

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Her own life is her greatest inspiration. See more »


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Rated PG for brief nudity and mild language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£649,323 (United Kingdom), 11 March 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$972,066, 5 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,670,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,311,672
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Dame Maggie Smith is a patron of the Jane Austen Society. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Jane meets Mr. Lefroy in the woods she walking away from him on the path and you see a rather large white string at her hem. Then, she walks back up to him, says something, and walks away again and the string has disappeared. See more »

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Tom Lefroy: [after reading an excerpt about swifts] Your ignorance is understandable since you lack... What shall we call it? The history?
Jane Austen: Propriety commands me to ignorance.
Tom Lefroy: Condemns you to it and your writing to the status of female accomplishment. If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be the equal of a masculine author, experience is vital.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.85 (2017) See more »

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Hole in the Wall
(Hornpipe from "Abdelazer")
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Anne Hathaway cannot Act!!!
16 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Why Oh why cast Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen? The girl can't act. She has a dodgy English accent and has only two expressions, one being wide-eyed blankness and the other being wide-eyed wet blankness. I am sure she has a squinty eye as well!

Does Britain not have a talented pool of actors that could have played the part and given it something extraordinary as Kate Winslet did in Sense and Sensibility?

There is an old film industry saying that "even before a Camera turns, a film can be ruined by poor casting" and this proves the point eloquently.


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