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The Jane Austen Book Club
  • PG-13
  • 1h 46m
  • 2007
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Six months. Six novels. Six members. The Jane Austen Book Club takes reading the classics to new heights of passion in this romantic comedy featuring an all-star cast. When five women and one man get together to discuss the English writer's beloved novels, they realize the heartaches of Emma, Mr. Darcy and the Bennet sisters are not so different from their own. Finding comfort, wit and wisdom from the pages and each other, they discover that, in matters of love, all they need to ask is: What would Jane do?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Though at times formulaic and sentimental, Jane Austen Book Club succeeds on the strength of its likable ensemble cast. Even those not familiar with Jane Austen's work may find much to enjoy this lighthearted romance.
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Time Out
Cliff Doerksen
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Anna Smith
Fresh

Just fine in a sentimental, mainstream kind of way. Although by constantly referencing Austen's sh...

December 28, 2018
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Fresh

Worth attending.

December 28, 2018
Time Out
Tom Beer
Rotten

The real disappointment is the paint-by-numbers flatness of the contemporary stories and character...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Chick flick's mature themes aren't for tweens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Austen-loving teen girls might be drawn to this movie by the promise of lots of Austen talk (not to mention the presence of Hugh Dancy). But many of the movie's themes -- infidelity, betrayal, a teen hooking up with his teacher -- are on the mature side. There's some minor language (including one use of "f--k") and social drinking, and a supporting character is a heavy marijuana user. Still, for the most part, the film is fairly heartwarming, and the discussions about the books are surprisingly robust (for a movie, anyway). There's little nudity or drinking or drug use to be concerned about.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 21, 2007
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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