Friday, March 7, 2008

Movie Reviews

I have been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD for a long time. Though I am grateful for anything "Austin" that makes it to the big screen, I was disappointed in this movie. I liked Anne Hathaway as Jane, and from the extras on the DVD, she obviously did her homework. But, the movie just never convinced me that this portrayal of her life could possibly be true. Here is a great excerpt of a review:

"Embracing every Austen trope, the story includes a couple’s hatred for each other that turns into affection, a wealthy old woman who tries to control her heir’s marriage, class struggle, and the ongoing pressure to marry well. But watching Becoming Jane is the ultimate tease. All the elements are in place – the beautiful windswept countryside, the handsome rebel, the headstrong lady – but they don’t fit into place. It’s Austen without the Austen. The love story isn’t believable, the complications are forced, and worst of all, I barely cared about who Jane ended up with. I even started to sympathize with Mr. Wisley (Fox), the awkward suitor with a large bank account representing all that Jane despises: marrying for money not love. I found myself wishing that Jane would choose him just so the movie would end."


Another excellent review.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the review. i debated whether or not to see this movie. i'll probably still see it, but won't put it too high on the list.