Movie Reviews: The Jane Austen Book Club.  

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Starring: Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Marc Blucas, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Zegers and Lynn Redgrave
Rating: PG-13
Grade: B

In modern-day California, six women in a book club find their lives and romances reflected in the six novels of English author Jane Austen.

After I watched Becoming Jane, I thought I'd wrap up my love of Jane Austen (newfound though it was) by watching this movie and once again, I really enjoyed this movie. I enjoyed the cast of characters and I thought that Hugh Dancy was adorable and Allegra (isn't that a women's pill or something?) was HOT! I thought she was gorgeous, I don't like girls like that but if I did, she would be plastered to my desktop!

I think I would have enjoyed the movie a lot more if I would have read the books beforehand but since I didn't, there were some things that I didn't get. But that didn't ruin the movie for me at all, I think that even though you haven't read the books, you'd still be able to enjoy the individual storylines and the individual characters.

For me, I really loved Hugh Dancy and his love interest (I forgot her name, it's been two days, sorry) ...I thought that he was just too darned cute, the dog lady was annoying in her need to set all of the men she comes across with herself and it annoyed me that she wouldn't read his damn books, she didn't even try, it got on my nerves but in the end, I enjoyed it.

Bernadette was a sweet lady, the way she put the whole book club together was cool and so cute. Ugh, frickin' Prudie got on my hot damn nerves, that little cradle robber...the way that she was with her husband was so uncalled for at times but I still enjoyed her the end.

Allegra and her parents storyline was cute as well, this whole movie was just too cute! I loved watching their discussions on each of the books, it was funny to see the different opinions each of them had and to see each of them go from hating each other or being indifferent with each other to really loving each other at the end. The way they all came together to support Sylvia with the Library Dinner was just too cute.

Dude, Marc Blucas was frickin' HOT in this movie..I need to watch more movies with him in it. This was a pleasant movie to watch with your sisters or your book club friends, such a cute movie...I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

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Hugh Dancy was so yummy in this movie. Sci-fi nerd. *sigh* LOL

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