The Jane Austen Book Club

This novel ro­man­tic drama is a de­light

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Film4 4.40pm - 6.45pm

A knowl­edge of the works of Jane Austen isn’t needed to en­joy this gen­tle com­edy of man­ners set in mod­ern-day Cal­i­for­nia. It fol­lows the mem­bers of a lit­er­ary dis­cus­sion group – Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Mag­gie Grace, Amy Bren­ne­man and to­ken male Hugh Dancy – who are work­ing through Austen’s works and dis­cov­er­ing that her ideas on re­la­tion­ships are re­flected in their own love lives. It’s a great en­sem­ble cast, al­though Blunt steals the show as an un­hap­pily mar­ried teacher con­tem­plat­ing an af­fair with one of her stu­dents.

Edited. Dir: Robin Swicord 2007, 12, 125min

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