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Becoming Jane

5 Ratings: 4.4
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Release Date: August 3, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
1 review about Becoming Jane

The impossible love of England's most popular and appraised author

  • Apr 24, 2009
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"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference (...)" as quoted by Elie Wiesel. Hate is actually closer to love than we might think. But why? Love is known to make us act like fools. When we are in love we tend to become blind, we close our eyes for all the bad characteristics someone might show. If that was the only thing, love wouldn't be so bad at all. But the worst is that we take the 'good' qualities of the one we love and exaggerate those traits. We place him or her above us, on a higher stand. But this can't last forever. At one moment we start realizing, whether it's because someone makes us or whether it's because we finally begin to see the bad aspects of our loved one. And when we do so and time passes, we will feel that the love we once felt for that person will weaken, day by day. Until there is no love left.
However, if there is no 'love at first sight' and hate introduces itself before love does, gradually, when time passes, that hate we feel for a person can be replaced by utter affection. Because hate can be misplaced very easily. If someone says something that causes you pain or acts in a very provokingly way, we are eager to develop feelings that we immediately 'recognize' as hate, towards the other. However, when we think outside this barrier we created in our mind, and give the other a chance, we find that they might be not so hateful after all.
Love that grows past the thoughts we had before can become even bigger and stronger than love that was there from the moment we locked eyes with the other. And even if that love may not stand a chance, due to the obligations we have to our friends, family, country and maybe even our own hearts, it can't be denied. And when time passes, the love we once felt for that person van become stronger or maybe even weaken, but it will always be in our heart.

'Becoming Jane' tells the love story of Jane Austen, Probably one of England's best writers. A beautiful, yet tragic, love story that leaves you with nothing but pure agony as the credits announce the end of the movie.
There is no need to discuss whether she should have or whether she shouldn't have married the man she loved. Or whether she should have or shouldn't have thought about marrying someone else, for this is not a movie based on fiction only. This movie is based on the life of Jane Austen. The love, the tragedy.

One thing is certain about this movie. The passion between two, young, people and the insecurity about the future (whether their love will withstand the uncertain path that lies ahead of them) will make you cry with envy. Because a love like theirs is what we all desire.

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May 02, 2009
Great review of a great film. Nicely done. Although I have to say that I'm beginning to grow tired of this current trend of taking authors' lives and turning them into semi-biographical films. Have you seen either "Miss Potter" or "Finding Neverland"?
 
April 24, 2009
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