Poster

Becoming Jane

Year

2007

Genre

Biography, Drama, Romance

Country

UK, Ireland

Director

Julian Jarrold

Writer

Jane Austen, Kevin Hood

Actors

Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Cohu, Laurence Fox, Ian Richardson, Leo Bill, Jessica Ashworth, Eleanor Methven, Michael James Ford, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Description

The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who 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. ------- In 1795, cocky, witty, handsome, Limerick-born lawyer Tom Lefroy is sent by his grim uncle and benefactor, rich-born snobbish London hanging judge Langlois, to relatives' Hampshire country estate. His sharp mind and attitude initially clash with local reverend Austen's rebellious daughter Jane. But soon they prefer each-other to the expected better-off fianc├ęs, and must wrestle their families and society at large or sacrifice their budding love. beloved relatives further complicate the romantic picture.

Comments

Duration

116 minutes (at 25 frames per second)

Filesize

678 MB

Video

DivX 5 - resolution: 640x352

Audio