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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 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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Trivia

In the croquet scene Jane and Mr. Andrews are talking and he says, "You can tell by the way he uses his chalk, he's a ladies man. No time for that sort of conversation." Clearly a play on the song by the Bee Gees, "Staying Alive". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Henry Nobley: Why are we running?
Jane Hayes: Because man and woman should never be alone unless they are in motion.
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the end credits, we see "Elizabeth Charming" has reinvented Austenland as an amusement park. See more »

Connections

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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A Lovely Addition to the Austen Empire
10 April 2014 | by TheSaraheverettSee all my reviews

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,662, 18 August 2013

Gross USA:

$2,159,041

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,313,509
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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