Austenland (2013 Film)

Year: 2013
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About the Film

Obsessed with the BBC production of “Pride and Prejudice”, a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman.

Inspired's Review

I enjoyed this adaptation of Austenland, even though it was much sillier than the book. I debated between three and four stars, since your enjoyment of the movie will depend on your type of humor.

Personally, I thought the characters were hilarious. It seems like the movie increased their ridiculousness to make the parody more obvious. Martin carts around these horrible stuffed birds for the scenery. Miss Charming is too stupid for her own good. And Captain East can't keep his shirt on to save his life.

The movie has some significant differences from the book. Mr. Nobley isn't an actor, which changes the dynamic of his and Jane's relationship. Jane and her best friend have a bet about her trip ending her obsession with Mr. Darcy. And the girls go "hunting" with stuffed partridges for some reason.

If you'd like a laugh, Austenland should do the trick! Just don't expect anything serious.


Genre: Austen's Legacy

One thought on “Austenland

  1. Eileen

    I enjoyed the movie although it deviated some from the book. They played up the silliness of Miss Charming and she was delightfully funny.

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