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Austenland (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 27 September 2013 (UK)
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Obsessed with Pride and Prejudice (1995), a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman.

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Jerusha Hess

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Jerusha Hess (screenplay), Shannon Hale (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Jane Hayes
JJ Feild ... Mr. Henry Nobley
Bret McKenzie ... Martin
Jennifer Coolidge ... Miss Elizabeth Charming
James Callis ... Colonel Andrews
Georgia King ... Lady Amelia Heartwright
Rupert Vansittart ... Mr. Wattlesbrook
Ricky Whittle ... Captain East
Jane Seymour ... Mrs. Wattlesbrook
Ayda Field ... Molly
Ruben Crow ... Chad
Demetri Goritsas ... Jimmy
Parker Sawyers ... Alexander
Sarah Niles ... Delilah
Anne Gould Anne Gould ... Patience (as Annie Gould)
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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 Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and innuendo | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alla ricerca di Jane See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£4,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,662, 18 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,151,202, 20 December 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Jane's friend "Molly" (Ayda Field) is married to singer Robbie Williams who had a successful solo stint after leaving boy band, "Take That." See more »

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During the first dinner scene, Jane is shown to be sitting opposite Mr.Nobley with a mirror behind her. After Jane stands up to leave the table, Mr, Nobley's reflection shows him standing up as well, only after her, not simultaneously as the scene shows. See more »

Quotes

Jane Hayes: I'm going to take charge of my story.
Jane Hayes: An Austen heroine gets engaged by the end of the book, so that is what I'm going to do.
Miss Elizabeth Charming: Why don't you go for Captain East?
Miss Elizabeth Charming: Look how hot he is. And he's a soap star.
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References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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White Nights
Written by Nanna Øland Fabricius (as Nanna Fabricius) and Dave McCracken
Performed by Nanna Øland Fabricius (as Oh Land)
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For some ladies, like me, going to Austenland is twenty times better than Disneyland
20 September 2013 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) has been most unfortunate in love. Her boyfriends up to this moment have left her cold to romance. Perhaps, it might be observed, Jane is rather selective in her search, for she is looking for the second coming of Mr. Darcy. A fan of Austen since she was thirteen, her small apartment is decorated in the Empire fashion, with a large cutout of Colin Firth in his role as Darcy. So, when a former flame comes to her place of work, telling her that he is her last, best hope, Jane hatches a desperate plan. She will sell her car and use all of her savings to buy a trip to Austenland, a dream adventure place in jolly old England. When she arrives, flush with excitement, she gets a small dash of grief. The snobby manager (Jane Seymour) chides Jane for buying the basic package, gives the American a plainer room than the other guests, and gives her the moniker Miss Erstwhile, which Jane instantly dislikes. Nevertheless, the place is lovely and the actors quite intriguing, especially one, Mr. Nobly (J.J. Field) who has the Darcy role. Alas, he brushes her off, true to the book. Thank goodness fellow guest Miss Charming (Jennifer Coolidge) becomes her bosom friend and provides great comic relief. Yet, when Jane receives criticism at dinner, she bolts out to the grounds where she meets someone who turns her head. This is Martin (Bret McKenzie), hired to take care of the horses and play a servant. Though there is really no mingling between guests and servants, Martin soon becomes Jane's special savior time and time again. Could he be the romance she has waited for all of her life? But, wait, could Mr. Nobly actually be paying more attention to our Jane? Things are becoming muddled! This lovely movie will be a joy to Austen's fans and beyond. How many superhero films have to be released, however, to merit a ladies' flick like this? Quite a few, Hollywood seems to be saying. Therefore, it is this viewer's hope that all women will rush to the closest theater to embrace Austenland in a big way. It has sumptuous costumes, a clever script, a wonderful setting, a skilled direction and enough references to the great lady herself to please most everyone.


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