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      Austenland

      PG-13 Released Aug 16, 2013 1 hr. 36 min. Romance Comedy List
      32% 113 Reviews Tomatometer 54% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Socially awkward Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is obsessed with the works of Jane Austen and fantasizes about the character of Mr. Darcy. She scrapes together as much money as she can and takes off for Austenland, a British theme resort where guests immerse themselves in a romantic fantasy worthy of Austen herself. However, because Jane's limited funds do not allow as many privileges as other guests, her chance at a fling with her very own Mr. Darcy may be limited as well. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Buy Now

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      Despite an intriguing premise and fine performances from a talented cast, Austenland succumbs to outworn romcom cliches and slapstick gags.

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      a f I am convinced that this comedic masterpiece goes over some of the other reviewers heads or perhaps the concept of humor alludes them all together. This is hilarious from start to finish. If you are a big fan of Jane Austen and the romance genre you will enjoy this movie and you will understand all of its tropes, cliches, and campiness for what it is. A satire. A must watch for any devoted romance fan who has seen all that the genre has offered us. This film was made for you. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/14/24 Full Review Michelle G Amazing! Jane Austen fans must see!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Jess G This is my absolute favourite movie. I think the reason its ratings are so low is that a lot of people go into it expecting a period rom-com, or a much more serious film, when it's actually a secret third thing: a loving parody of period romances and romance novels, set in what is effectively a Pride and Prejudice LARP. While it pokes fun at the genre, it does so with a great deal of affection—satires based on derision are never actually fun, and this is quite the opposite. It's extremely silly, full of in-jokes and tropes for romance lovers, and makes no affectations of historical accuracy, which frankly only makes it funnier. Jennifer Coolidge, Ricky Whittle and Bret McKenzie are particularly hilarious. I also adore the soundtrack, which includes songs by the very under-appreciated artist Emmy the Great. Ignore the low ratings—for the genre-aware viewer, this is an absolute treat. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Ericka R Without a doubt my go-to comfort movie!! I laugh and swoon every time I watch this move and I've seen it at least 100 times! Jennifer and Georgia kill me this whole movie!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Armelle L I was so pleasantly surprised by this movie. Very funny and refreshing. I loved it and have watched it twice in a month. It makes a change from all the trites that have come out in recent years. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review Bailey H One of the funniest and most entertaining movies I have ever seen in my life. This movie is one I watch whenever I'm having a bad day and need a good laugh. The romance is also perfectly cheesy and enjoyable to watch play out. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Larushka Ivan-Zadeh metro.co.uk With all the makings of a cult, this hit-and-miss hoot is as weird - and certainly much sillier than you'd expect - of a comedy produced by Stefanie 'Twilight' Meyer but directed/penned by the co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite. Sep 6, 2017 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) What might have made a five-minute skit becomes an extended exercise in taking a joke for a walk round a country house before allowing it to crap on the terrace and then stamping it to death on the manicured lawn. Rated: 1/5 Sep 29, 2013 Full Review Charlotte O'Sullivan London Evening Standard Simply by smiling, [Russell] robs one of the will to live. Rated: 2/5 Sep 27, 2013 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension Unfortunately, Hess and company weren't nearly as interested in Austen as they were in a thousand other boring romantic comedies. Feb 25, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins This hallucinatory comedy boasts a fantastic level of originality. Rated: 8/10 Dec 3, 2020 Full Review Ryan Syrek The Reader (Omaha, NE) If Austenland is supposed to criticize obsessive fandom, the ending makes no sense. If it isn't, the rest of the film makes no sense. And yet, the light, airy, innocent nature of it all is somehow pleasing enough Rated: B- Aug 27, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Socially awkward Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is obsessed with the works of Jane Austen and fantasizes about the character of Mr. Darcy. She scrapes together as much money as she can and takes off for Austenland, a British theme resort where guests immerse themselves in a romantic fantasy worthy of Austen herself. However, because Jane's limited funds do not allow as many privileges as other guests, her chance at a fling with her very own Mr. Darcy may be limited as well.
      Director
      Jerusha Hess
      Executive Producer
      Dan Levinson, Robert Fernandez
      Screenwriter
      Jerusha Hess, Shannon Hale
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      Fickle Fish, Moxie Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Suggestive Content|Innuendo)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 16, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 4, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.2M
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