The Jane Austen Book Club
USA, 2007, 105 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Based on a Book, Romantic Comedy
The lives of six present-day friends (Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Emily Blunt and Hugh Dancy) are revealed through the witty prism of their literary heroine. Six book club members, six Jane Austen books, six interwoven story lines over six months in the busy modern setting of Sacramento, where city and suburban sprawl meet natural beauty. Today's central California may be far removed from Regency England, but some things never change. We're still every bit as preoccupied with the complexities of marriage, friendship, romantic entanglements, position, and social manners and mores as was Austen at the turn of the 1800s. Written and directed by Robin Swicord (screenwriter of Memoirs of a Geisha), based on the novel by Karen Joy Fowler.
DIRECTOR: Robin Swicord
Principal Cast: Emily Blunt, Maria Bello, Kevin Zegers, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Nancy Travis, Amy Brenneman, Marc Blucas, Jimmy Smits, Kathy Baker, Lynn Redgrave, Gwendoline Yeo
US Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
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