Thursday, April 17, 2008

Becoming Jane.... Her Own Romance

Anyone else a Jane Austen fan? You can come out of the woodwork as I have read many of your profiles and ALMOST everyone has a Jane book or movie on their list. You may remember my proud moment after taking this quiz.

Here's a review of the new movie about Jane's personal life at Books, Movies and Chinese Food. Anyone else see the movie (you can buy here)? What did you think compared to what us "Jane" fans would think?

The Official Web page for Becoming Jane.

8 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

I love Jane Austen. I will have to keep my eyes open for this. I have been so out of it lately, but I'm getting my groove back.

rubyiscoming said...

Saw it - enjoyed it. I still think Anne is a bit too pretty for playing Jane Austen.

BUT - I have SUCH the crush on James - super in this, super in Atonement!

And, yes, I have the ENTIRE collection of Jane Austen. Our book club in North Hampton (Fern Bch) even did NORTHANGER ABBEY last year :)

xo

Lisa and Tate said...

Jane Austen fan here.... saw movie and loved it.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

I really liked this movee. So did Jesse, even though he was convinced it would be a "chick flick". I am a huge fan of James Macevoy. He made this movie for me. Good acting all around. You should rent this Aly. I know how you and Dad are though. Maybe you can watch it sometime in 2013:)Love you-
Leaa

Anonymous said...

sorry, hard to read over what I write with a 2 year old screaming at me that "SHE WANTS SOME JUICE"
I liked this movIE.
love you-
Leaa

Alyson & Ford said...

Thank you, DD for leaving a comment!! We love you (and that beautiful Livi!!). Poppy gets all the visits...

Nana Alyson

sarah said...

I'm a crazy Jane Austen fan(atic). . . I read her books, watch the films based on her books and still listen to her books on my iPod....

OziMum said...

Pride and Prejudice is my ALL TIME fav movie. (as I'm sure I've mentioned SEVERAL times before!!!) I, too, was Lizzy in the quiz! what an honour!

I really like Becoming Jane. I've heard a huge handful of "poetic licence" was used... still liked it though!

I also liked "Miss Potter" - I think it's interesting that these 2 women (Jane Austen & Beatrix Potter) were women WAY before their time, incredibly tenacious and clever ladies - and neither married, or had children.