BECOMING JANE (2007) Graphic Review
CHRIST IN CULTURE
There is good reason why Jane Austen is so popular. She was more than her cultural limitations, her ambition and perseverance makes her story timeless. This movie captures that. Most supporters of the movie praise the original screenplay, which was derived from biographies and letters of Jane Austen, the costumes, the music, and the solid performance by a leading cast.
But there is more going on here –the film inspires and motivates, just as the Jane Austen legacy does. Need encouragement? Treat yourself to this beautifully produced film. Be inspired.
"Becoming Jane" is the story of the great, untold romance that inspired a young Jane Austen, played by Anne Hathaway. Willful and spirited, Jane is not ready to be tied down to anything but her writing. That is until she meets Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), a charming rogue from London who spends more time drinking and socializing than on his law studies.
Release date: August 3, 2007
Studio: Miramax Films
Director: Julian Jarrold
MPAA Rating: PG (for brief nudity and mild language)
Screenwriters: Sarah Williams, Kevin Hood
Starring: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith
Genre: drama, romance