Movie Review: Austenland





Year Released: 2013
Production Company: Fickle Fish Films/Moxie Pictures
Directors Name: Jerusha Hess
Lead Actors: Keri Russell/JJ Field/ Jennifer Coolidge/Bret McKenzie
Genre: Comedy/Romance


Movie Storyline(From IMBd):

Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.


I am not going to lie, I started watching this movie because it was about a 30-something single woman. Which is much like myself. It is also about a woman who is obsessed with Jane Austen…which is so far from me.

As far as the story goes, it was adorable and very enjoyable. It left me with a huge smile on my face because who doesn’t like a happy ending?

My favorite part of the story would be the idea behind Austenland. It’s suck a fun idea to have a place to celebrate your favorite author or books. But it can be a little unhealthy to be so obsessed with something that you completely lose yourself in the story.

What bothers me about the story is that Austenland is where people go to be scripted into a love story. And poor Jane Hayes is tricked into one of these love stories without even knowing it. She actually falls for one of the guys in this mess. It was actually a little frustrating to watch, knowing that she was being tricked. It was obvious, between the two men, who was the actor and who was genuine.

All the actors did a fantastic job. I love Keri Russell and have never been disappointed by any of her characters. The only other actors I knew in this movie were Jane Seymour, who played Mrs. Wattlesbrook, the owner of Austen land. And Jennifer Coolidge who played one of the guest. Jennifer Coolidge did an outstanding job at making me laugh, as usual, but I often wonder if she has ever played a serious role…

The romance in the movie was sweet and innocent. It was believable. It made me want to go to Austenland and hope that I come across the one guy who isn’t acting.

There isn’t much left to say other than it was an enjoyable movie and I already find myself wanting to watch it again.

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