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PG| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
Though Jane Austen's (Anne Hathaway) financially strapped parents (James Cromwell, Julie Walters) expect her to marry the nephew of wealthy Lady Gresham (Maggie Smith), the young woman knows that such a union will destroy her creativity and sense of self-worth. Instead, she becomes involved with Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), a charming but penniless apprentice lawyer who gives her the knowledge of the heart she needs for her future career as a novelist.

Cast: Anne Hathaway , James McAvoy , James Cromwell , Maggie Smith , Julie Walters , Joe Anderson , Lucy Cohu , Laurence Fox

Director: Julian Jarrold

Genres: Biography, Romance

Distributor: Miramax Films

Becoming Jane (2007)

Release Date: August 3rd, 2007|2 hr. min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 11 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Its weaknesses are clumsy plotting and a less-than-satisfying ending. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    If one were to fuse the literary sensibility of Jane Austen with the fanciful imaginative license of "Shakespeare in Love," what would emerge would likely be the charming tale Becoming Jane. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Austen comes off here more as stenographer than writer. Worse, the movie has Tom Lefroy as her condescending guide. show more

  • September 26, 2011 icegirl
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    Did any one knew that Jane was not wear historically underwear under her long white night gown she was wear g-string at the time when she got up?

  • August 13, 2008 nclark591
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    Far from historically accurate..but who cares? it was cute, funny , and charming, much like the beautiful james mcavoy...and surprisingly, it did not follow the typical cliche hollywood endings..definitely recommend it.

  • July 28, 2008 Ldycourtesan16
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    This has become one of my all time favorite movies. Anne Hathaway is flawless and James McAvoy now takes his place as one of the best British actors I have ever seen. To complain about a two second barely visible nude scene is patently absurd. This movie was absorbing from beginning to end. The love story broke my heart and all and all was a beautiful, beautiful movie. I have bought it and watch it over and over.

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