Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

I watched The Jane Austen Book Club as the last goal in the Everything Austen II challenge.

I honestly wasn't expecting much from it, but I ended up loving it. A movie centered around reading the books of Jane Austen? Yes, please. Plus, this film had an amazing cast.

I loved how the the storyline for the characters weren't that far off from the lives of the characters in Austen's novels. Also, how the books seemed to be helping them in their own lives, whether something inspires them, or whatever.

The film is made up of an eclectic group of characters, which makes the film more interesting. A stand out for me was Emily Brunt as Prudie. I'm already such a big fan of hers and I absolutely loved her in this. I also loved Hugh Dancy as Grigg and Kathy Baker as Bernadette.


I haven't read the book, so I had no idea what to expect from this. I'm not too into modern day-type films, but I found myself enjoying this. I found myself laughing at some points and just plain enjoying myself.

3 comments:

Meredith said...

I have only watched the movie, too. I have heard the book isn't as good. I loved this movie though, it's a perfect movie for someone wanting Jane Austen, but not a period movie.

Professor Guerrero said...

I appreciate your comments,and now feel motivated to see this film. I'm also a conventional type of guy, so I've been a little reluctant to watch something out of my ken--but live and learn!

Taylor said...

I've actually watched this movie and I thought it was pretty cute. I must admit I didn't much like Emily Blunts character. Most of the roles she plays are empowered women (Victorica) for example. Here she is mousy and close to having an affair with one of her students. I did enjoy the other characters though. It's a good movie to watch on a cold winter night.

Taylor @ http://allthingshistoricalfiction.blogspot.com/