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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

Release Date : 05 Oct 2007


Director    :   Robin Swicord
Writer    :   Robin Swicord, Karen Joy Fowler
Stars    :   Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Amy Brenneman
Genre    :   Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime    :   106 min
Box office    :   $3,575,227
Content Rating    :   PG-13
Awards    :   2 nominations

Rating :
 : 6.7 /  10

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Explores Austen's adage that general incivility is at love's essence. Sylvia's husband dumps her for another woman, so Bernadette and Jocelyn organize a book club to distract her. They recruit Sylvia's daughter Allegra; Prudie, a young teacher whose marriage may be on the rocks; and Grigg, a sci-fi fan who joins out of attraction to Jocelyn. The six read and discuss one Austen novel per month. Jocelyn tries to interest Grigg in Sylvia; Allegra falls in love with a woman she meets skydiving; Prudie contemplates an affair with a student; Sylvia's ex keeps popping up. In the discussions, characters reveal themselves in their comments. By the end, are truths universally acknowledged?

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