Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

DVD - 2008
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The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Her mother thinks otherwise. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischevious Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they start to flirt and eventually fall in love. Thomas' relatives disagree with the match and threaten to disinherit him if he marries her. Jane's mother also disagrees with the match. As a result of this, Thomas tries to convince Jane to run away with him. Instead, Jane stays with her family and ends her affair with Lefroy. She begins to write some of her greatest works of all time. Lefroy becomes the inspiration for Mr. Darcy in the novel, Pride and Prejudice.

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GoddessS
Apr 26, 2019

Romantic...at first Jane's "boyfriend" Tom Lefroy played by James McAvoy didn't seem like a good match for Anne Hathaway's Jane Austen but his charm hooked me in.

The movie wanted me to look up Jane's life and who Lefroy was...interesting...the possibilities...it's romantic and makes me feel like reading her books.

p.s. I've read Northanger Abbey and Pride and Prejudice in college and this makes me feel like reading them again :)

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lReaderl
Apr 19, 2017

Historically inaccurate; ok film. It was too long, in my opinion.

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LadySade
Feb 01, 2016

meh...

martins_mom Apr 23, 2015

Oh well...I guess not everyone has the same image of the real Jane Austen that I do.

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SusannahElf
Jan 10, 2014

This movie was a total waste of time. The completely invented plot seemed contrived to include any possible situation that happens in one of Austen's books and make it happen to her. Silly piece of fluff, in my opinion.

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FancyFace
Nov 24, 2012

Great movie!!!!

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shaikhk
Aug 19, 2012

I loved this movie!! <3 Its now an all time favourite

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aprilc
Aug 09, 2012

The actors were great together. I loved their chemistry. Great movie.

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renheart115
Jun 02, 2012

My friend was the one who recommended this to me, and although some parts were cute and good, I thought it would've been better. But it was interesting to watch, considering i don't usually watch these types of movies :)

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indi
Apr 20, 2012

A terrible movie and an insult to the genius of Jane Austen. The romance between the two lead characters is ho hum and is ridiculous for that time. This is not a period piece at all as it reflects modern ways than for that time frame - some of their behaviour would have been considered outrageous for that period! It's a shame to insult an amazing writer such as Jane Austen - to make her out to be such a person as portrayed in this movie, so far from the truth, makes it a really bad movie. Don't waste your time.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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salsabrarian
Jul 26, 2010

salsabrarian thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

nadian Jun 17, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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re_discover
Aug 15, 2011

Lady Gresham: "What is [Jane] doing?"

Mr. Wisley: "Writing."

Lady Gresham: "Can anything be done about it?"”

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Jane Austen: Cassie, his heart will stop at the sight of you, or he doesn't deserve to live. And, yes, I am aware of the contradiction embodied in that sentence.

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salsabrarian
Aug 22, 2010

"Your horizons must be...widened." Tom Lefroy on Jane's lack of, uh, experience.

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bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

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hur74Vety
Jul 16, 2010

Violence: Some fight scenes

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