Movie Reviews: Becoming Jane.  

Posted by: Rowena in , , , ,

Starring: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy
Rating: PG-13
Grade: B

The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable - marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing. They are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune.

On Friday when I was home sick from work, I watched a bunch of movies. This was one of them. I have wanted to see this movie for quite some time and so I sat down and watched this on my laptop.

I really enjoyed it.

I know that this movie got flack from some people because nobody was really certain of why Jane stayed single or whatever but meh, I didn't care. I really enjoyed this movie. I really enjoyed Jane's relationship with Tom. And who knew that James McAvoy was such a cutie patootie.

He's a really good historical hero. I was digging him, I know that Ames didn't care for Anne's neck but it didn't bother me in the least and I was looking at it too. haha. I thought this book was good and though I can't remember if I've ever read any of her books, I really want to read her books now.

I liked this peek into Jane's life and I understood that at the end, she had to do what she had to do. She's a better person than me because had I been given the same choice, I would have chose the other choice. I was kind of pissed that he got to live out his life and have children and all that where Jane didn't. But then again, when Tom called his daughter's name, I was like, "Awwwwwww, he still hearts her."

Gotta love this movie, I did. You should definitely check this out if you're a JA fan and even if you're not, you should check this out.

It was good.

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I cried at the end there, when he called his daughter's name. He still loved her!

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