A biographical portrait of a young Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) and her romance with a dashing young Irishman (James McAvoy). Follows the revered author as she embarks on a Darcy-esque love that would motivated her classic novels.
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Was this Movie too long ? No, not at all.
I will confess that I have never read a Jane Austen Novel to date. Yet, this Movie put English Class system of the century involved, right into the spotlight. Snobbery and poncery are shown up.
But, by far, the simpleness of love and being needed, shines on through. Above all of the stuffed-shirtery that has been so prevalent in those days.Hide
I went with my two sisters to this flick and none of us were disappointed.
I normally don't like Anne Hathaway but she did a really good job as Jane Austen which helped me warm to the film. It was interesting to find a bit of background about the woman who penned the classics I've read and loved.
I found the story itself to be quite sad but perhaps that explains why Jane's characters always got their happy ending... she never did.
Great acting and a good story.