The Jane Austen Book Club

Earlier this year, we got the heartfelt "Becoming Jane," a mostly fictionalized account of the English author’s love life. Now comes director Robin Swicord’s more contemporary — but far less.

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Directed by Robin Swicord. With Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello. Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only.

‎Six months. Six novels. Six members. The Jane Austen Book Club takes reading the classics to new heights of passion in this romantic comedy featuring an all-star cast. When five women and one man get together to discuss the English writer’s beloved novels, they realize the heartaches of.

A sublime comedy of contemporary manners, this is the novel Jane Austen might well have written had she lived in twenty-first-century California. Nothing ever moves in a straight line in Karen Joy Fowler’s fiction, and in The Jane Austen Book Club, the complex dance of modern love has never been so devious or so much fun.

Sep 19, 2007. There's comfort to be had in the plot geometry of The Jane Austen Book Club, a photogenic adaptation of Karen…

Let’s just be honest about our superficiality. Even when it comes to the high-­minded business of literature, people do judge books by their covers. Perhaps that’s why Amazon produces glossy mock.

In the perfectly fair Jane Austen Book Club, a woman proclaims that her favorite author is the perfect antidote. ”To what?” her friend wonders. ”To life.” Any fan, from the casual admirer of Austen’s.

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The Jane Austen Book Club is a movie aimed at a specific audience. If you’ve read and loved every Jane Austen novel then this movie is for you. I do not fall into that category and this was not a very.

Sep 20, 2007. So begins Karen Joy Fowler's popular novel The Jane Austen Book Club, and it's a sentiment that carries through the tidy premise of six women.

Sep 21, 2007. Five women and one man learn that their love lives resemble those of the author's characters.

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Robin Swicord’s adaptation of the novel The Jane Austen Book Club concerns a group of women and a man who meet regularly to discuss the works of the popular author, but soon discover their lives are playing out much like one of the author’s fictional worlds. Among the members of the club are Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), a recent divorcée; Bernadette (Kathy Baker), who has decided to.

‎Six months. Six novels. Six members. The Jane Austen Book Club takes reading the classics to new heights of passion in this romantic comedy featuring an all-star cast. When five women and one man get together to discuss the English writer’s beloved novels, they realize the heartaches of.

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"Outlanders" and "Dragonfly in Amber" were two favorites of our club. Books we didn’t love "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E L James; it was boring and predictable. A third-grader could have written it. A.

Directed by Robin Swicord. With Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello. Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships — both old and new — begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

Not a Jane Austen fan? Don’t worry — this movie doesn’t dwell in drawing rooms and English gardens. Set in modern-day Sacramento, it follows the members of the titular book club as they read six.

Sep 20, 2007  · Jane Austen wrote six novels, which are pillars of English literature in spite of being delightful, wise, warm and beloved. Robin Swicord’s "The Jane Austen Book Club" centers on its six members, who meet over six months to discuss the novels, which seem to have an uncanny relevance to events in their own lives, just as the newspaper horoscope always seems to be.

Six books, six book-club members â whose lives imitate art â and six months to read them all. Even by Jane Austen’s standards, that’s a bit too much contrivance for one sitting. Still, with lines such.

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And then I came on a whole section of books featuring book clubs. Probably the most well-known of these are The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie.

(If you’ve ever been in a book club, you’ll understand.) But there’s something a little removed about watching a movie about a book club about Jane Austen. The many layers to sift through threaten to weigh down the movie. And some of the parallels drawn between Austen’s books and the characters’ lives feel forced.

"The Jane Austen Book Club" has an undeveloped academic side because there indeed are learned men Grigg(Hugh Dancy) is a science-fiction fan who tries to convince Jocelyn(Maria Bello), the literary snob, that a novelist like Ursula McGuinn is a good writer, period; not just a genre writer. "The Jane Austen Book Club" has an undeveloped academic.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that five women and a middle-aged guy who get together to discuss Jane Austen don’t make the sexiest subject for a novel. In fact, it’s tough to imagine a.

Product Description. Six months. Six novels. Six members. The Jane Austen Book Club takes reading the classics to new heights of passion in this romantic.

Please don’t call "The Jane Austen Book Club" a chick flick. That label, tossed off to describe movies by, about and for women, is usually used in the pejorative sense, to dismiss by-the-numbers.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a group of women in possession of a good script must be in want of an audience. There aren’t many feminist frontiers left but getting men to watch.

Sep 21, 2007. The Jane Austen Book Club” is such a well-acted, literate adaptation of the 2004 best seller that your impulse is to forgive it for being the.

Literary matters less crass lie at the centre of writer-director Robin Swicord’s The Jane Austen Book Club, a dramatic comedy in which middle-class Californian women form a reading group to study the.

The Jane Austen Book Club is an example of how a movie can follow the general plot of a book yet fail to capture the spirit. The problem is a simple one to.

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Feb 5, 2008. As five women and one enigmatic man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen, they find their love lives playing out in a 21st century version.

After years of gaining bloat through tepid, on-the-nose efforts like “Austenland” and “The Jane Austen Book Club,” the Austen-esque genre finally gains a new chapter worthy of its namesake in Amma.

The Jane Austen Book Club is a 2007 American romantic drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord. The screenplay, adapted from the 2004 novel of the.

She comes up with the idea of a Jane Austen Book Club. She meets Prudie ( Emily Blunt), a lonely high school French teacher who loves Jane Austen and has.

Sep 21, 2007  · “The Jane Austen Book Club” is such a well-acted, literate adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler’s 2004 best seller that your impulse is to forgive it for.

To comfort Prudie, Bernadette suggests that they start a book club to re-read all of Jane Austen's novels, and only have people in the club that already know the.

“Real people are really complicated,” says Jocelyn, the founder of the “Central Valley/River City all-Jane-Austen-all-the-time book club.” And the members of her newly founded book club certainly prove this to be true. Each has a story to tell, and much like an Austen novel, the intricate plots that are their own lives are slowly revealed.

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Apr 26, 2004. Each of the members "has a private Austen," Karen Joy Fowler tells us in the opening line of THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB. For Jocelyn, a.

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The Jane Austen Book Club takes reading the classics to new heights of passion in this romantic comedy featuring an all-star cast. When five women and one man get together to discuss the English writer’s beloved novels, they realize the heartaches of Emma, Mr. Darcy and the Bennet sisters are not so different from their own.