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Becoming Jane

3 Ratings: 3.7
Drama movie directed by Julian Jarrold

LikeMolière, which was released in theaters around the same time,Becoming Janeisn't a conventional biopic. Instead, Julian Jarrold (White Teeth) expands on events from Jane Austen's life that may have shaped her fiction. To his credit, … see full wiki

Cast: James McAvoy
Director: Julian Jarrold
Genre: Drama
3 reviews about Becoming Jane
review by . August 03, 2010
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   The past few years have ushered in an unprecedented level of media interest in the enigmatic Jane Austen. Most films have been based upon her novels. Becoming Jane, like PBS's Miss Austen Regrets, is based upon her own life, important details of which were intentionally obscured by her protector, brother Henry Austen. It's fun to watch Anne Hatheway, who is probably infinitely more beautiful than the real Jane, as she portrays her in her youth, an aspiring writer struggling …
review by . March 24, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Just like `Shakespeare in Love' before it and more recently with `Moliere,' `Becoming Jane' speculates on real life persons and events that explain the inspiration of hallmark British author, Jane Austin. More true and less mirthful than the other two movies, this film is handsome and engaging from start to finish.    Able to become that Jane is Anne Hathaway, who certainly is less tart and assertive than Keira Knightly who perennial plays characters from her novels. Very human …
review by . December 28, 2007
The only portrait I ever saw of Jane Austen appears on countless spines of the Modern Library edition of "Pride and Prejudice." Drawn by her sister Cassandra, Jane looks, well, like one would expect the witty Miss Austen to look: poised, civilized, reflective and intelligent. With some imagination and forgiveness with regard to the talent of the artist, she could even be conceived as pretty with her large dark eyes and ringlet fringe peeking out from the typical gentlewoman's cap of that time period. …
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