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  • Anne Hathaway gives a smooth, even performance, I think she enjoyed playing this part, and it shows

    • by Frederick
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      Becoming Jane is a movie about Jane Austen, the author of six deep and thoughtful romance novels that have all been made into movies, most of them more than once. The movie cannot be really called Jane’s biography, although there are some historical names mentioned.

      It so happens that we do not know very much about Jane Austen’s life,


      which leaves room for creativity.

      This movie uses that room and tells us a nice story - perhaps the kind of a story Jane Austen would have written herself.

      We see Jane as a young woman (played by Anne Hathaway) who is determined to marry only for love (just like Lizzie Bennett from “Pride and Prejudice,” remember?).

      Her mother,


      • on the other hand, wants to see Jane married off to a wealthy man, Mr.

        Wisley.

        Jane does not care for him and his money.

        Her father supports her in that, just like Lizzie’s father did - another “Pride and Prejudice” reminiscence.

        Jane falls in love with Tom Lefroy, a young gentleman she at first dislikes… yes, another P&P

        similarity here.

        I must say these similarities fit well, somehow, and are not in any way glaring or annoying.

        Anne Hathaway gives a smooth, even performance, I think she enjoyed playing this part, and it shows.

        Check this movie out if you are a Jane Austen fan, it almost feels like another one of her novels put on screen.




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