Austenland

Austenland
Austenland
  • PG-13
  • 1h 37m
  • 2013
Rotten31%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
Jane Hayes’s (Keri Russell, TV’s “The Americans”) adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life: no real man can compare with the brooding and handsome character Mr. Darcy. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends her life savings on a trip to Austenland, an eccentric resort in the English countryside where guests experience complete immersion in the Regency era. Armed with her bonnet, corset and needlepoint, Jane strives to avoid spinsterhood and meets two very different gentlemen… but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life—and maybe even love—begins. Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde franchise), Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers), JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Bret McKenzie (TV’s “The Flight of the Conchords”) also star in this charming romantic comedy based on the bestselling novel by Shannon Hale.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten31%
Critics Consensus: Despite an intriguing premise and fine performances from a talented cast, Austenland succumbs to outworn romcom cliches and slapstick gags.
Reviews
More on Rotten Tomatoes

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
Common Sense Says
Frothy, teen-friendly romcom skims surface but is still fun.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Austenland (based on the novel by Shannon Hale) is a fun romantic comedy, despite the fact that it falls back on some of the typical romcom cliches, making it seem like women need to be rescued from a life of loneliness by romance. Still, it does try to question those predictable assumptions somewhat and is buoyed by strong performances. Jane Austen fans will particularly enjoy the inside jokes and references to her work. There's not much language (except for "crap") and no drinking (though one character acts drunk), but you can expect some kissing and heavy flirting (as befits a movie with an Austen theme).

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Details
Positive Role Models
Details
Violence
Details
Sex
Details
Language
Details
Consumerism
Details
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Details
More on Common Sense Media

Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 16, 2013
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More

New Releases

Spider-Man: Far From Home
Annabelle Comes Home
Wild Rose
Yesterday
Shaft
Being Frank
The Parting Glass
Curious George: Royal Monkey
Adventures Of Dally & Spanky
Dark Phoenix