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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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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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Trivia

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

Miss Elizabeth Charming: [during the play] l am Aphrodite, the goddess. Often fickle in my large arse.
Mrs. Wattlesbrook: Largesse.
Miss Elizabeth Charming: Largesse.
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Connections

Spoofs Miss Congeniality (2000) See more »

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What Up
Written by Emma-Lee Moss
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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