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Austenland

(DVD)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Jane Hayes's adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends her life savings on a trip to Austenland, an eccentric Austen-inspired resort, where she meets two very different gentlemen, but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life, and maybe even love, begins.
Statement of Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics presents ; in association with Stage 6 Films ; a Fickle Fish Films and Moxie Pictures production ; produced by Stephenie Meyer, Gina Mingacci, Meghan Hibbett ; directed by Jerusha Hess ; screenplay by Jerusha Hess and Shannon Hale
Title: Austenland
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 97 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Based on the novel by Shannon Hale
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Special features: Commentary with Jerusha Hess and Stephenie Meyer; Q&A with Keri Russell, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Seymour and more!
Credits: Original songs, Emmy the Great ; music, Ilan Eshkeri ; editor, Nick Fenton ; director of photography, Larry Smith.
Performers: Keri Russell, Jane Seymour, Jennifer Coolidge, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie, Georgia King, Ricky Whittle, James Callis, Rupert Vansittart.
Summary: Jane Hayes's adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends her life savings on a trip to Austenland, an eccentric Austen-inspired resort, where she meets two very different gentlemen, but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life, and maybe even love, begins.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some suggestive content and innuendo
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD, widescreen (aspect ratio: 2.35:1); Dolby Digital
DVD
Other Language: English, French (PAR), Spanish, Portuguese or Thai dialogue; English, Spanish, French, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese, or Thai subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Single women New York (State) New York Drama Vacations England Drama Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 Influence Drama Love Drama Amor Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Comedy films
Romantic comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Single women
Vacations
Love
Amor
Publisher No: 42733
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE A
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Sep 22, 2014
  • funky_d rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The meta-drama here is spectacular. I found it very very funny. There are some scenes that just keep giving. Never would I have thought that Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge would play so well side by side. That said, this movie has some parts that are abrupt and go into weird land for a spell before it comes back and gives the typical rom-com ending (which is not a bad thing). Austenland is a little weird and VERY funny. If you have read Austen works and can relate to the zeal of Austen aficionados and can both appreciate and poke fun at it, this will be an enjoyable movie experience.

Aug 27, 2014
  • Palomino rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I have not laughed so much since the original "Hangover" (COMPLETE OPPOSITE to this movie). It just kept getting better. I love horses, and historic castles, and Austen's wit, and this movie has it all, including Mr. Darcy played by Tom Hiddleston's ear-y twin brother. I am going to insist that my best friend watch this with me. I recommend it to anyone, it's more Monty Python/Blackadder/Muppets Movies than sicky-sweet American rom-com genre. (also no sex/violence, so your grandma can watch too).

Aug 20, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Fluffy rom-com with almost nothing to do with Austen.

Aug 19, 2014
  • goofy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Chick movie for sure. The best word I can describe this movie is adorable. I would watch it again. Pure fluff but fun.

Jul 30, 2014
  • njwillso rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was better than I thought it was going to be. A cute, girly, Friday night, chick flick. Jennifer Coolidge is funny as always.

Jul 27, 2014
  • jomac_05 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Was feeling abit down when I watched it and it definitely cheered me up. Snorted at just about everything just because I could. Although it won't be winning any awards any time soon, its totally cute in cliche sort of way. I really love the costumes ^^~

Jul 19, 2014
  • nycounsel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

basic lightweight romantic comedy.

Jul 08, 2014
  • love_my_library_card rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Lightweight chick-flick. Keri Russell's character gives us no indication of why anyone would be attracted to her; her main appeal seems to be that she is the least-obnoxious of the three female guests at the resort. The cast gives it their best, but it's still a bunch of fluff.

Jul 01, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

As most people have stated, this could have been much better. I adore Keri Russell as an actress and she was charming in this one, too. If you haven't seen Waitress yet I'd recommend it.

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