Becoming Jane

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2007 | PG | Drama

Before becoming a famous novelist, a young Jane Austen becomes embroiled in a passionate love affair with an Irish lawyer, Tom Lefroy, that inspires her career. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, August 3, 2007

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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DIRECTOR

Julian Jarrold

Screenwriter

Kevin Hood
Sarah Williams

Companies

Miramax Films & 3 more

Rating MPAA

PG for brief nudity and mild language

Storyline

The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writerwho already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter''s future social standing. They are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire--then knock her head over heels. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters--family, friends and fortune.

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  • Adapatation of the best-selling novel by Karen Joy Fowler.

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