Saturday, August 31, 2013

Austenland (2013)

Austenland (2013)
Directed: Jerusha Hess
Jerusha Hess
Shannon Hale
Based on book by: Shannon Hale

Keri Russell as Jane Hayes
JJ Feild as Mr. Henry Nobley - Mr. Darcy equivalent ;-)

My rating: 5

per imdb:
Obsessed with the BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice", a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman.


My two-bits:
Super cute and super fun Jane Austen themed flick! I found myself giggling and smiling throughout the movie.

READ the book it is based on:

by Shannon Hale

Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man—perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

READ the sequel:

Midnight in Austenland
by Shannon Hale

When Charlotte Kinder treats herself to a two-week vacation at Austenland, she happily leaves behind her ex-husband and his delightful new wife, her ever-grateful children, and all the rest of her real life in America. She dons a bonnet and stays at a country manor house that provides an immersive Austen experience, complete with gentleman actors who cater to the guests' Austen fantasies.

Everyone at Pembrook Park is playing a role, but increasingly, Charlotte isn't sure where roles end and reality begins. And as the parlor games turn a little bit menacing, she finds she needs more than a good corset to keep herself safe. Is the brooding Mr. Mallery as sinister as he seems? What is Miss Gardenside's mysterious ailment? Was that an actual dead body in the secret attic room? And-perhaps of the most lasting importance-could the stirrings in Charlotte's heart be a sign of real-life love?

The follow-up to reader favorite Austenland provides the same perfectly plotted pleasures, with a feisty new heroine, plenty of fresh and frightening twists, and the possibility of a romance that might just go beyond the proper bounds of Austen's world. How could it not turn out right in the end?


  1. I can't wait to watch this movie! The book is such a fun and lovely read!

  2. Oooooo I can't wait. They haven't brought it to a theater near me yet. :(

  3. I'm glad you liked it :) I love everything Jane Austen and I'm counting the days to see this one!

  4. I loved the movie! So adorable. I actually thought the movie took all the good stuff from the book and made it way better :)


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