Monday, January 26, 2015

The Jane Austen Book Club



2007 American Feature

Cast: Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Marc Blucas, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Zegers and Lynn Redgrave
Writer/Director: Robin Swicord, based on the novel by Karen Joy Fowler

Synopsis:
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.

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  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Karen Joy Fowler's bestselling novel The Jane Austen Book Club was first published in 2004. While the character names and some details remained the same, the screenplay is for the most part a dramatic departure from the novel.
  • The six Jane Austin novels that factor into the plot of the film are: Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

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