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
Keri Russell's character is called Jane, the real name of Mrs. Wattlesbrook who is interpreted by Jane Seymour. See more »
During the final ball scene, where Mr Nobley and Jane Erstwhile dance together, there is a shot of the string ensemble in the background where the extra "playing" the violin is just waving the bow above the strings with a clear and visible gap between the two. See more »
Miss Elizabeth Charming:
Think about all the people in the world that hang themselves, and then the next day they feel different, but there's nothing they can do about it. Don't hang yourself, Jane.
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At the start of the end credits, we see "Elizabeth Charming" has reinvented Austenland as an amusement park. See more »
I loved this film from the very start. It has an amazing sarcastic tone and is chalk full of Austen references. The over-dramatic nature of the setting and dialogue makes for a satirical manner which is very similar to Austen's original novels. The characters are all well developed and presented in a relatable way which makes it even more interesting. Miss Charming, for example, is absolutely ridiculous in her performance and each line just adds to her character. Jane Hayes, played by Keri Russell, is a really great lead in this film and gives an honest performance which helps the viewer sympathize with her. This film is based on a novel and there are several discrepancies between the novel and film, but if you love the book as much as I do, you will adore the film for it's own quirky style. For fun- look for the hidden peacock. He's hidden in a ton of scenes just off to the side.
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