United Kingdom, 2007, 125 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Biopic, Romantic Comedy
Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) stars in a fresh and daring view of Jane Austen's early years. The romantic drama portrays Austen's encounters with the modern, roguish young Irishman Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy, The Last King of Scotland) and imagines how their romance could have influenced some of her most famous novels that followed. This fascinating period in Austen's life also shows the 20-year-old's determination to succeed in an era when women's choices were severely limited. Co-starring Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and James Cromwell.
DIRECTOR: Julian Jerrold
Principal Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy
US Distributor: Miramax
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