| Rating: 3.5/4, August 22, 2008 Armed with her bonnet, corset and needlepoint, Jane strives to avoid spinsterhood and meets two very different gentlemen... but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life—and maybe even love—begins. Use the HTML below.
Also starring the acclaimed Maggie Smith, James Cromwell and Julie Walters, the enchanting and imaginative Becoming Jane form Miramax Films brings all the pride and prejudice to exuberant life in Blu-ray High Definition. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His eyes were convincing and his expressions were priceless. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I have been truly impressed by the plot, the scenery, the characters and the acting. The action centers on a passionate romance between Jane at about 20 and a handsome, penniless young lawyer named Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy). Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? Immerse Yourself in Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project #3, New Works Virtual Festival Rescheduled for November, Seeking Editors, Video Interview: Aaron Sorkin, Eddie Redmayne & Frank Langella on The Trial of the Chicago 7. "Becoming Jane" is a movie every Janeite will want to see, although many will not approve of it. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. As someone who is and will always be a Jane Austen fan it was definitely moving while watching her own love story rather than watching the films based upon her romance novels. After rejecting a proposal from a neighbor's rich but stolid nephew, Jane Austen becomes increasingly drawn to impoverished young lawyer Tom Lefroy -- even as relatives and circumstances conspire to separate the couple. The Jane Austen in the film owes a great deal more to modern romantic fancies than to what we know about the real Jane Austen, and if Austen had been as robust and tall in those days (circa 1795) as Anne Hathaway, the 5-foot-8-inch actress who plays her, she would have been considered an Amazon. Scion Films, Box Office Guru Wrapup: Bourne Beats Bart for Box Office Crown, November 3, 2016 Even if I don't really know Jane Austen much, I want to know more about her, so I'm going to read her seven novels! In her famous A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf writes: "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." The pace is maybe a little slow at times and Jane herself can be rather annoying and contradictory but that simply shows the flaws of human nature rather than being a criticism of the film per se.Visually the film was stunning. The writers have added so much false information to the plot, and reimagined the character of Tom Lefroy so substantially, as to make the story laughable to anyone who knows anything about the true incidents that inspired the film - little more than three short extracts from Austen's letters exists. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. If this weren't fiction it makes you wonder why there aren't more legendary authors running about. And James McAvoy was phenomenal. It is just as good as I remember, Anne Hathaway does a fantastic job. |, February 11, 2008
romance, James McAvoy (Last king of Scotland and Atonement) burst off the screen as usual. Sign up here. I find that Anne Hathaway did a fabulous if not immortal part at playing Jane and gave the emotions to the audience that we need for a good film based upon love. Although Becoming Jane is a well-crafted period piece, it lacks fresh insight into the life and works of Jane Austen.
Enjoyable in the moment, forgotten in the long run, Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2020. In this scene: Jane (Anne Hathaway), Tom (James McAvoy). While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy. And I may be generous in giving it a 3 star rating. Hathaway is a stunning beauty, with big eyes and a dazzling smile, and McAvoy as Mr. Lefroy seems to have modeled his dashing personality on Tom Jones, the hero of a scandalous novel he gives Jane, who much enjoys it. In her surviving letters to Cassandra, to whom she told everything, Jane mentions Mr. Lefroy the first time on Jan. 9, 1796, and the last time on Jan. 16 of the same year. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2017. My one criticism on that score is that James McAvoy as Tom didn't have any Irish accent at all,though as he was upper class no doubt would explain that. A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.
'How she was able to effect all this,' her nephew writes in his memoir, 'is surprising, for she had no separate study to repair to, and most of the work must have been done in the general sitting room, subject to all kinds of casual interruptions.' | Rating: 4/5 Other than that this movie was pretty much perfect in my opinion. I don't think it was cast perfectly and I never really got into the scenes like I do with a movie that is really good. This Blue-ray edition is fantastic, I can't really make a comparison with the dvd release, cause I own just the Blue-ray version. If you are a Jane Austen fan, you may enjoy this costume drama, even if you get annoyed at Hollywood's version of her story. Anne Hathaways take on the emergent Jane Austin is enjoyable but not very thought provoking. Usually when one watches a movie about any type of romance genre, specifically from the regency age, it can either be too good to be true or just sappy. It does not offend as being historically incorrect and it does not flash in your face Im the most accurate period piece ever. | Fresh (80) Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. But in the movie, as always in the movies, writing flows easily and life is hard, when in reality life is hard and writing is harder. I give this 4 stars as I deducted one as I feel it portrayed her slightly inaccurately and lacked the seriousness of other adaptations. Austen has another suitor named Mr. Wisley (Laurence Fox), who has money but no charm or beauty. Patton was no George C. Scott.
Cookies help us deliver our services. View production, box office, & company info. I apologize on behalf of Americans! Rickman, Grant and Greg Wise co-star as the well-intentioned suitors who are trapped by the strict rules of society and the conflicting laws of desire. Will he remember Anne? While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love. Incidentally, the sound quality on the film itself, but not the extra features, was so poor we had to turn the volume to maximum AND put the subtitles on! Cinemark Not that I'm averse to Jane Austens' period dramas, I'm quite addicted. Many times. |, August 18, 2008 After a dance, the tension between Jane and Tom grows. Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2016. Jane learns this in one of the movie's best scenes, when she calls on Ann Radcliffe, one of the few women novelists then existing, who created the gothic novel. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. When the dashing Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy, The Last King Of Scotland), enters Jane's life, he offends the emerging writer's sense and sensibility. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Even though it looked great and was moderately engaging, something was also always missing. Written by This Academy Award nominated film stars Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, who finds herself falling for the man she swore to loathe forever.
Please try again. What intimacies or decisions they arrive at, I will leave for you to discover, but surely few of Jane's contemporaries would have allowed themselves to be so bold.