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The Jane Austen Book Club

3 Ratings: 3.7
A movie directed by Robin Swicord

Lest there be any doubts about the ongoing relevance of the novels of Jane Austen, the charmingJane Austen Book Clubwill lay them to rest--with wit, sharp insight, and a wicked chuckle or three. Directed by the talented Robin Swicord, who adapted thebook … see full wiki

Director: Robin Swicord
3 reviews about The Jane Austen Book Club
review by . March 24, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Going into `The Jane Austin Book Club,' I had my own preconceptions that the movie would become either trivial or contrived. Refreshingly, the film quickly set aside my pride and prejudices for what a movie of this kind can really do.     The plot is not simple, but its import is clear. Several disparate people living their modern lives find motivation to go to the titled book club where they meet and discuss the finer points of a chosen Austen book of the month title and are …
review by . March 22, 2008
Jane Austen's books overwhelm me with the number of characters. I have to be exposed to her stories more than once to fully feel like I get her world. "Book Club" is a movie not unlike Jane's books in that way. It's a movie that needs to be watched more than once to begin to see the inner workings within the characters.    I read several reviews before renting Book Club and decided I needed to see it for myself. I understand what the issues are with the folks who didn't care …
review by . February 13, 2008
"The Jane Austen Book Club" is a great movie. It is based on the book The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was funny, sad, dramatic and exciting all in one. It is a very well written, edited and directed movie. The movie is about a group of 6 people (1 man and 5 women) who form a book club dedicated to Jane Austen's novel. Each character then is in charge of discussing one book. The point of the movie is that each Jane Austen book depicts what is happening in …
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