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Release Date: August 16th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2014

PG-13|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Socially awkward Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is obsessed with the works of Jane Austen and fantasizes about the character of Mr. Darcy. She scrapes together as much money as she can and takes off for Austenland, a British theme resort where guests immerse themselves in a romantic fantasy worthy of Austen herself. However, because Jane's limited funds do not allow as many privileges as other guests, her chance at a fling with her very own Mr. Darcy may be limited as well.

Cast: Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge, Bret McKenzie, Georgia King, James Callis, Jane Seymour, Ricky Whittle

Director: Jerusha Hess

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Fickle Fish, Moxie Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • Hess gets her romance just grounded enough to handle the comic extremes supplied by the supporting cast. show more

  • Austenland, a clunky broadside aimed at the cult of Jane Austen, is worth seeing primarily for its end credits, a mix of pop oil and water so joyfully dippy it might have produced a stifled giggle even in Herself. show more

  • Austenland is as light and airy as a cream puff, and as entirely unfulfilling. Fans of the book may find it amusing, but those looking for heartier romantic comedy fare would do well to look elsewhere. show more

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