Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

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Becoming Jane

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. 

2007130 minsUK, USA
BiographyDramaRomance
Director:
Julian Jarrold ('Kinky Boots', tv's 'White Teeth', 'Great Expectations')
Writer:
Kevin HoodSarah Williams
Cast:
Anne HathawayJames McAvoyJulie WaltersJames CromwellMaggie Smith
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Twenty minutes shorter and it might have been truly fabulous...

3.0
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Newshub

Newshub

press

While I can certainly see the appeal of her characters, and the comforting nature of her stories outcomes, I just don't really find much to sink my teeth into.

So a lacklustre movie about the author, rather inaccurately painting her as one of her own characters, was never going to float my boat...

2.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A charming and at times intriguing biopic, given extra weight by attractive performances from its superior cast, especially McAvoy and Hathaway...

4.0
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BBC

BBC

press

A decision to elope doesn't ring true, instead feeling like a gauche attempt to inject urgency. This toing-and-froing also means there's little time left for the tribulations Austen faced as a female writer straining against the boundaries of Regency society. Austenophiles may turn their noses up at some of the liberties taken, but thanks to the combined charm of the leads, this remains a most agreeable cinematic portrait...

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Twenty minutes shorter and it might have been truly fabulous...

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

While I can certainly see the appeal of her characters, and the comforting nature of her stories outcomes, I just don't really find much to sink my teeth into.

So a lacklustre movie about the author, rather inaccurately painting her as one of her own characters, was never going to float my boat...

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A charming and at times intriguing biopic, given extra weight by attractive performances from its superior cast, especially McAvoy and Hathaway...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A decision to elope doesn't ring true, instead feeling like a gauche attempt to inject urgency. This toing-and-froing also means there's little time left for the tribulations Austen faced as a female writer straining against the boundaries of Regency society. Austenophiles may turn their noses up at some of the liberties taken, but thanks to the combined charm of the leads, this remains a most agreeable cinematic portrait...

3.0
0

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