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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.

Director:

Jerusha Hess

Writers:

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

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

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The livery uniforms the grooms wear are the same as those of the staff at Netherfield in "Pride and Prejudice" (Kiera Knightley version). See more »

Goofs

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

Mr. Henry Nobley: Any father would be delighted to have a ninja as a daughter.
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References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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Only You
Written by Vince Clarke
Performed by Emmy the Great
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Welcome to Austenland, a Fast but Fantastic Film
1 February 2013 | by Flip_McTwistSee all my reviews

Who would vacation in the Bahamas when you could live the 1800 life of Pride and Predigest characters? Apparently this Jane Austen fan will spend all her money living the experience straight from Austen's most classic books. From Jerusha Hess, the co- writer of Napoleon Dynamite (or should I say the wife of the director), the film begins with Jane (Keri Russell), a Jane Austen book lover, watching classic romance movies and planning her week-long trip adventure somewhere in the United Kingdom to live the Jane Austen life with handsome gentlemen, romance, and engagements. The only problem is when your fantasies become reality, Jane finds love is not always the same way in the books. This movie seems to aim for the book lovers and those of us who are sick of women who dream of finding their Mr Darcy. The film moves fast and the audience does not get to know Russel's character, except for the fact that she loves Jane Austen books. Still, Hess does an excellent job creating a fun and adventurous comedy for us, not to mention the performance of Jennifer Coolidge is fantastic.


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