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Austenland (2013)

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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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Storyline

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

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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According to director, Jerusha Hess, Keri Russell was pregnant throughout the shoot. During scenes at the very end she was even 6 months pregnant - though it's difficult to even see. 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

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 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »

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Hot in Herre
Written by Charles Brown, Pharrell Williams and Nelly
Performed by Nelly
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hilarious, entertaining, over-the-top!
31 August 2013 | by heyitsdanSee all my reviews

I am not sure why this film has received such low reviews. The film opens up with Mrs. Wattlesbrook (Jane Seymour) holding a fake lamb and talking about Austenland, which I think greatly sets the tone for what type of movie this is going to be. Going into the film, I knew it had received a low score thus lowering my expectations greatly so I wasn't expecting much. It turns out I didn't need to lower my expectations, this film totally went over and above.

The critics and everyone leaving a low score have no sense of humor! It's over the top, exaggerated, hilarious, ridiculous, it's supposed to be that way! None of it is believable and once you allow yourself to enter the world of Austenland, you'll enjoy the film.

The theater possibly has a lot to do with the tone. We had a great audience, everyone was cracking up, loud uproars in all the scenes, it was hilarious. Miss Elizabeth Charming is hysterical! I really enjoyed Jennifer Coolidge's performance, she really did her usual thing and it was wonderful.

Lady Amelia Heartwright, Colonel Andrews, Captain George East all are so ridiculous and entertaining. The actors all did an amazing job. I honestly have not laughed that hard in a film in a long time. I'm talking laugh out loud, bursting, crying, snort kind of laughing. Even my husband enjoyed himself and found many of the scenes very entertaining.

I know I haven't talked much about the actual movie but bottom line: it's HILARIOUS. Go in with an open mind, allow yourself to be silly, let go of how "unrealistic" it is, and you'll be in for a treat.


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