"Becoming Jane" Movie Trailer Video Clip

This is the story of how the wonders of Jane Austen's novels are inspired by true events in her own life.

Starring Anne Hathaway, James McAvory, Julie Walters, and Maggie Smith.

Dear Jane

Review By Madelyn Ritrosky

I will state upfront that I am a fan of Pride and Prejudice.  So while I have not read all of Jane Austen’s novels, I was nonetheless eager to see the new film Becoming Jane.  I went in with the understanding that the screenwriters, Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood, had taken bits of evidence about Austen’s life and speculated about a plethora of unknowns to map out a plausible, knowing, romantic version of her real-life, summer acquaintance with Tom Lefroy. 
 
I also settled into my seat knowing that this would be a romance that could not end with lovers living happily ever after together – and that made me wary.  As a romantic, I generally want the central couple to end up together, to overcome whatever internal or external forces conspire against their happiness and togetherness. Continue reading...

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• Six BBC productions made from 1971-1987:
• Sense and Sensibility
• Emma
• Persuasion
• Mansfield Park
• Pride and Prejudice