Wednesday, March 12, 2014


If you're a Jane Austen fan, you might be up for this film. Maybe. Its more of a romantic comedy. There is always Jennifer Coolidge for a laugh add Brett McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords and more laughs.

Yet Jane Seymour gives a seriousness to the movie. After all, she's giving up her home for those to experience the Jane Austen life. But the bad thing is, unlucky in love Kerri Russell's Jane didn't get the deluxe package on her Jane Austen vacation.

I am single because apparently the only good men are fictional.
— Austenland

Of course, Jane's home is a museum of Jane Austen stuff. She's promised her pregnant and married film that she will move on if she doesn't find the romance she's looking for. Of course, we do think she's found something on the roleplaying visit, but he's not one of the actors, but the guy who does all the odds and ends around the mansion..none other than Brett McKenzie. Of course, there is JJ Fields as the Mr. Darcy type.

JJ might make you think of Tom Hiddleston, a little, and he does make a fine Mr. Darcy. In real life JJ Fields is Neve Campbell's significant other.

Anyway, the movie does have its Austen adventures as in trying to figure each other out. Georgia King does her best to be the competition.

Its isn't terribly silly, but its not amazingly funny, either.

Still, I'm glad I watched it. Naturally, somewhere there is a happy ending.

STORYLINE: Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagine.