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The Jane Austen Book Club ()


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Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

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Jocelyn
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Prudie
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Bernadette
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Sylvia
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Allegra
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Daniel
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Pastor
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Trey
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Dean
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Academic Woman
Ned Hosford ...
Waiter
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Grigg
Messy Stench ...
Girl with Dog Collar
Chris Burket ...
Skydive Instructor
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Corinne
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Mama Sky
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Mediator
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Lynne
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Editor
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Rocknasium Instructor
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Parent
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Very Young Nurse
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Dr. Samantha Yep
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Cat
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Señor Obando
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos A. Aragon ...
Long-Haired Waiter (uncredited)
Jenna Burgland ...
Chloe Bauer (uncredited)
Alec Clawson ...
Bag Pipin Piper (uncredited)
Jay Krueger ...
School Bus Driver (uncredited)
Julie Lynn ...
Woman with Shades at Bus Stop (uncredited)
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Sally Wong (uncredited)
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Man in Grey Car (uncredited)
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Pretty Girl (uncredited)
Ian Novotny ...
Movie Theatre Goer (uncredited)
John Portnoy ...
Man Drinking Coffee in Car (uncredited)
Martin Salgo ...
Pizza Delivery Guy (uncredited)
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Karen Bhave (uncredited)
Tom Skapars ...
Male Nurse (uncredited)
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Rollerblader (uncredited)
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Woman with Blue Shirt at Bus Stop (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robin Swicord

Written by

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Robin Swicord ... (screenplay)
 
Karen Joy Fowler ... (book)

Produced by

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John Calley ... producer
Julie Lynn ... producer
Jonathan McCoy ... line producer
Lisa Medwid ... associate producer
Diana Napper ... producer
Marshall Rose ... executive producer
Kelly Thomas ... co-producer

Music by

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Aaron Zigman

Cinematography by

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John Toon ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Maryann Brandon

Editorial Department

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Joanna Adler ... post-production coordinator
Dan Aguilar ... digital intermediate on-line editor: Company 3
Christine Carr ... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
Mike Chiado ... digital intermediate technician: Company 3
Tricia Chiarenza ... color timer
David Feldman ... digital intermediate on-line producer: Company 3
Jennifer Godin ... post-production coordinator (as Jenn Godin)
Dave Lee ... colorist: dailies
Jackie Lee ... digital intermediate account executive: Company 3
Mark Todd Osborne ... digital intermediate colorist: Company 3 (as Mark Osborne)
Joe Pestana ... dailies assistant
Julian Smirke ... first assistant editor
Royce Smith ... lab timer
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... digital intermediate executive producer: Company 3
Anthony Motta ... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
Jorge Tanaka ... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)

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Deborah Aquila
Jennifer L. Smith ... (as Jennifer Smith)
Tricia Wood

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Rusty Smith

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Sebastian Schroeder

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Meg Everist

Costume Design by

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Johnetta Boone

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Debra Coleman ... makeup artist
Daniel Curet ... hair department head
Kimberly Felix ... key makeup artist (as Kim Felix-Burke)
Rudolfo Icezalaya Hernandez ... additional hair stylist
Marie Larkin ... key hair stylist
Sian Richards ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Jonathan McCoy ... unit production manager
John Portnoy ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Julian Brain ... second second assistant director
Paula Case ... additional second second assistant director
Vincent Lascoumes ... first assistant director
Christophe Le Chanu ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jory Alvarado ... lead man
Yumi Arai ... art department intern
Omar Cruz ... on-set dresser
Chris Eguia ... property master: title montage unit
Lisa Fiorito ... art department production assistant
Valerie Green ... art director: title montage unit
Melina Kanitz ... art department intern
Mark Kudra ... on-set dresser (as Mark R. Kudra)
C.J. Maguire ... property master
John McElroy ... assistant property master (as John H. McElroy)
Wendy Means ... art department coordinator (as Wendy Stanton)
Victor Mendez ... swing gang
James Pollack ... swing gang
Jennifer R. Blair ... art department coordinator: pre-production (uncredited)
Lucie Bourgeau ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Jaudi Negri ... set dresser (uncredited)
Eric Reichardt ... lead scenic (uncredited)

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Jeremy Balko ... adr mixer
Michael J. Benavente ... supervising sound editor
Sean Byrnes ... additional boom operator / sound utility
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound editor (as Sam Crutcher)
Craig A. Dellinger ... sound editor (as Craig Dellinger)
Peter J. Devlin ... sound mixer (as Peter Devlin)
Jonathan Golodner ... sound editor
Vincent Guisetti ... foley artist
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist
Tricia Linklater ... assistant sound editor
David Raymond ... boom operator
Kyle Rochlin ... foley recordist
Steven Ticknor ... re-recording mixer (as Steve Ticknor)
Jonathan Wales ... re-recording mixer
David Weisberg ... adr mixer
Tom Caton ... boom operator (uncredited)
Elizabeth Rainey ... foley artist (uncredited)

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Chris Cline ... special effects technician
David Waine ... special effects coordinator

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Jason Anderson ... interactive compositing coordinator: SPI
Shannan Burkley ... digital matte painter: SPI
Govardhan Das ... lead roto artist: SPI (as Govardhan)
A.B. Govardhan ... roto lead: Imageworks India (as Govardhan Bakthavachalam)
Shoban Narayanan ... cg supervisor (as Shobanbabu)
James P. Noon ... tracking
Sandesh Ramdev ... roto artist
Prateep Siamwalla ... tracking
David Taritero ... senior visual effects producer: SPI
Mathew Thomas ... production services technician: SPI (as Matthew Thomas)
Carey Villegas ... visual effects supervisor: SPI
Xye ... tracking
Bhoopathy Yuvarajan ... rotoscope artist: SPII
Dhiraj Brahma ... roto artist (uncredited)
Sankarasubramanian ... roto artist: imageworks india (uncredited)
Sukumaran Lalithambika Vijin ... rotoscope artist (uncredited)

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Kurt Bryant ... stunt coordinator
Stacey Carino ... stunt double: Maggie Grace
Robert A. Caster ... stunts: skydiving
Clint Clawson ... stunts: skydiving
Melanie Conatser Peschio ... stunts: skydiving
Brett A. Jones ... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Craig O'Brien ... stunts: skydiving
Scott E. Smith ... stunt coordinator: skydiving (as Scott Smith) / stunts: skydiving (as Scott Smith)

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Prarthna Arias ... video assist operator
David Ariniello ... dolly grip
Randy Babchuck ... set lighting technician
Greg Baldi ... director of photography: title montage unit
James Barker ... best boy electric / best boy electric: title montage unit
Sam Barker ... set lighting technician (as Samuel Barker)
Edward C. Bartel II ... set lighting technician (as Ed Bartel II)
Katie Bogner ... camera loader
Faith Brewer ... camera operator: title montage unit
Chris Burket ... additional second assistant camera
Shane Buttle ... set lighting technician
Brian Cantrell ... set lighting technician
Kevin Chickanis ... best boy grip: title montage unit
Chris Cline ... video assist operator
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana ... key rigging grip (as Dhamarata 'G' Dhiensuwana)
Louie Escobar ... best boy rigger (as Louis Escobar)
Camille Freer ... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Daniel H. Goldstein ... set lighting technician (as Dan Goldstein)
Cory Gunter ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Keith A. Hascher ... electrical intern (as Keith Hascher)
Darry Herrington ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, title montage unit (as Darrell Herrington)
Lawrence Karman ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Vessie Kazachka ... camera loader
Nicholas Gerard Klein ... company grip (as Nicholas Klein)
Darin Krask ... second assistant a camera
Bill Layton ... camera operator: "c" camera
Rebecca Lipman ... epk cinematographer
Emily Mackley ... first assistant camera (as Emily Nagel)
Denis Moran ... camera operator: "c" camera (as Denis Muran)
Keiko Nakahara ... electric intern: title montage unit / electrical intern
David C. Negrin ... first assistant camera: "c" camera (as David Negrin)
Ralph Nelson ... still photographer
Pat O'Mara ... key grip / key grip: title montage unit
George A. Olson Jr. ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as George Olson)
David Parker ... best boy grip / best boy grip: title montage unit
Tim Phelps ... gaffer / gaffer: title montage unit
Nicholas Rini ... company grip
William Robinson ... first assistant camera: title montage unit (as Bill Robinson)
Eric W. Smith ... camera loader
Penny Sprague ... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Anthony Tellez ... company grip
Anthony Widmer ... company grip (as Tony Widmer)
Jay Pope ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Samantha Finkler Brainerd ... casting associate (as Samantha Finkler)
Dawn Marie Deibert ... extras casting (as Dawn Deibert)
Rich King ... extras casting
Georgia Simon ... adr voice casting
Erin Toner ... casting associate
Kean Cronin ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deborah Myles Davis ... costume buyer
Lorenzo Hearns Jr. ... key costumer
Angela Ledgerwood ... costume intern
Ellen Ryba ... costume supervisor
Miriam Schulman ... designer: artificial jewelry
Jean Stender Swicord ... consultant: knitting
Earl Tanchuck ... costumer

Location Management

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Carlos A. Aragon ... location manager (as Carlos Antonio Aragon)
Eric Petersen ... assistant location manager
Scott Trimble ... key assistant location manager
Byll Williams ... location manager: title montage unit (as Byll Williams Bird)
Jesse Grillo ... location aide (uncredited)

Music Department

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Johnny Caruso ... music editor
Barklie K. Griggs ... music supervisor
Kory Kruckenberg ... scoring engineer
David Sabee ... orchestra contractor
Michael Stern ... music score mixer / music score recordist
Jesse Voccia ... electronic music programmer

Script and Continuity Department

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Jan McWilliams ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Martin C. Alvillar ... driver (as Marty C. Alvillar)
Luis Arroyo ... driver
Drew Barnett-Hamilton ... transportation clerk
Robin Bishop ... driver
Chris Faiella ... driver
D'Aldo Fazzone ... driver
Rick Fese Jr. ... driver (as Rick Fese)
Sandra Freeman ... driver: title montage unit (as Sandy Freeman)
Geno Hart ... transportation consultant
Chris Haynes ... driver
Jay Krueger ... driver
Ned LaGrotta ... driver: title montage unit
Ronald Linxwiler ... driver (as Ron Linxwiler)
Marc Lipman ... driver
Robert McKee ... driver
Michael O'Grady ... driver (as Mike O'Grady)
Peter Ortega ... driver
Fidel Pean ... driver
John Pellegrino ... transportation captain (as John 'JR' Pellegrino)
Armando Santana ... driver
Tim Schau ... driver
Anthony Sorrentino ... driver
John F. Teeple ... driver
Luis F. Velandia ... driver
Ronald Wayne Yakshe ... transportation co-captain (as Ronald W. Yakshe)
Sergio Zarate ... driver
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car (uncredited)

Other crew

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Bettina Browne Weld ... animal trainer (as Bettina Browne)
Emerson Bruns ... legal services (as Emerson E. Bruns)
Ernesto Chincgillas ... additional chef: Alex's Gourmet Catering (as Ernesto Chinchillas)
Sarah Clifford ... animal trainer
Aidan Orion Crawford ... assistant: Hugh Dancy (as Aiden Crawford)
Bryan Daley ... production intern
Tad Driscoll ... production accountant
Angel Estrada ... additional chef: Alex's Gourmet Catering
Heather Fielding ... studio teacher
Peter Flanigan ... legal services
Erica Hagen ... assistant: John Calley
Rebecca Hall ... assistant: Maria Bello
Jason Halley ... set production assistant (as Jason 'Hippy' Halley)
Lori Hironaka ... assistant: Robin Swicord
Jeff Hunt ... production office assistant
Paul Jaconi-Biery ... production coordinator
Lindsey Kaiser ... production assistant: title montage unit / production intern
Shea Kammer ... key first assistant accountant
Melissa Lambert ... assistant: Amy Brenneman
Eloy Lara ... set medic (as Eloy Lara Jr.)
Monica M. Lecusay ... production intern (as Monica Lecusay)
Scott Levine ... set production assistant
Samantha Luu ... production assistant: title montage unit
Liana Maeby ... accounting clerk
Scott Menville ... adr loop group
Richard Miro ... adr loop group
Bob Neill ... adr loop group
Jacqueline Pinol ... adr loop group
Juan Pope ... adr loop group
John Portnoy ... title designer: end title layout
Jose Prieto ... chef: Alex's Gourmet Catering
Michelle Ruff ... adr loop group
Martin Salgo ... production secretary
Nina Saxon ... title designer
Megan Schmidt ... set production assistant
Justin Shenkarow ... adr loop group
Georgia Simon ... adr loop group
Tom Skapars ... assistant: Robin Swicord
Scott E. Smith ... provider: skydiving footage (as Scott Smith)
Kelly Stables ... adr loop group
Linda Stanley ... additional studio teacher
Karen Strassman ... adr loop group
Andrew Turner ... assistant: Emily Blunt
Peter Vogel ... assistant production coordinator
Alma Weaks ... craft service
Robert S. Wilhelm Jr. ... key set production assistant (as Bobby S. Wilhelm Jr.)
Tami Zamberg ... production intern
Lisa Marie Boiko ... choreographer (uncredited)
Sarah Clifford ... animal supplier (uncredited)
Claire Doré ... dog trainer (uncredited)
Charles Heaphy ... production financing (uncredited)
Jason Jancosek ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Explores Austen's adage that general incivility is at love's essence. Sylvia's husband dumps her for another woman, so Bernadette and Jocelyn organize a book club to distract her. They recruit Sylvia's daughter Allegra; Prudie, a young teacher whose marriage may be on the rocks; and Grigg, a sci-fi fan who joins out of attraction to Jocelyn. The six read and discuss one Austen novel per month. Jocelyn tries to interest Grigg in Sylvia; Allegra falls in love with a woman she meets skydiving; Prudie contemplates an affair with a student; Sylvia's ex keeps popping up. In the discussions, characters reveal themselves in their comments. By the end, are truths universally acknowledged? Written by

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Taglines You don't have to know the books to be in the club. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lettre ouverte à Jane Austen (France)
  • Der Jane Austen Club (Germany)
  • Conociendo a Jane Austen (Spain)
  • Conociendo a Jane Austen (Argentina)
  • Conociendo a Jane Austen (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $192,719, 28 Sep 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia Each cast member was required to read the said book they had to discuss in the picture. See more »
Goofs Dean is seen heading off to the NBA playoffs in early spring (March). In reality they begin in late April and continue through June. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Michael Clayton/December Boys/The Jane Austen Book Club/The Heartbreak Kid/The Seeker (2007). See more »
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Crazy Credits The credits are displayed next to behind-the-scenes stills of the cast and crew during the production process. See more »
Quotes Grigg Harris: What about me? Am I your friend? Or am I just some... some widget to help you make Sylvia feel better about herself? Why did you invite me to be part of your book club? No, what went through your mind the first time you saw me? "There's a man who is *dying* to read every book Jane Austen ever wrote." Is that what you thought?
Jocelyn: No.
Grigg Harris: But I thought, "What a beautiful woman. I hope she looks over at me." I thought if I read your favorite books that you would read mine. But no... no, no. You just want to be obeyed. That's why you have dogs.
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