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Loved this movie and Hathway did such a marv job.
|8/10||shazjoao@ - 1748 reviews|
5.10.2011 - age: 36-49
Well, This movie is fine if you like to watch cheesy movies, so if your not a big fan of those kind of movies dont watch it.
|5/10||a.sameem@ - first review|
8.4.2009 - age: 13-17
It was pretty good. It portrayed the life of Jane Austen in a realistic and upbeat way.
|7/10||love.kinda@ - 28 reviews|
6.7.2008 - age: 13-17
It was beautiful and elegant and portrayed the life of women in the olden days, it's a must see movie and is heart filled and has a way of making you think.
|9/10||lotsoflove@ - first review|
25.2.2008 - age: 1-12
[ATTENTION: This review reveals content of the movie.]
This was a touching, romantic, sad, ultimately tragic story of the life of one of the greatest authors of all time, Jane Austen. Although very little of her real life is known, the little that survived was put together in this lovely little film. Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy are both brilliant and their chemistry is palpable. Knowing that Jane Austen never marries and spends her life living anonymously obviously means that this movie does not have a happy ending. It shows, however, that through the tragedy of her real life, Ms. Austen was able to bring to life characters that will live on eternally, and was able to give most of them the happy ending she never got.
|9/10||charmedsister@ - 131 reviews|
24.2.2008 - age: 26-35
For everyone who likes Jane Austen at all, this movie is a great way to get to know the author's inspiration. The actors are great, always like James MacAvoy.
|8/10||peachdelight@ - 16 reviews|
23.2.2008 - age: 18-25
It was rather boring in the beginning and I did not really enjoy it, I spent the rest of the movie cuddling and not paying attention to it. That is the last time that I go to a movie without knowing anything about it. Same with who I went with.
|3/10||pink_diamond_girl@ - first review|
9.10.2007 - age: 13-17
Reminded me of pride & prejudice but not as good ----I was expecting more and was rather disappointed.
|6/10||nursekimca@ - 21 reviews|
3.10.2007 - age: 50+
I loooved it! It was an emotional roller coaster... a heart warmer AND a heart breaker! I'm going to go watch it again tonight for the second time.
|10/10||cat_meow_8@ - first review|
1.10.2007 - age: 13-17
I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, and I found this movie lacking in intensity. James McAvoy was memorable and intriguing, but the rest of the cast seemed insipid and uninspiring.
|6/10||zainabmurtaza@ - 4 reviews|
I was disappointed in this movie. The acting is fine, Hathaway looks lovely - the whole film looks lovely. But I found no chemistry between Hathaway and McAvoy. In fact, I didn't find much appealing about his character and thus didn't understand why Jane would be so taken with him. A much better film in the same vein is Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley version)
|6/10||shirls_corner@ - 21 reviews|
This movie is so amazing, it touched my heart. I think this movie is more for women, which is a must see movie. I saw it already 2 times and desire to see it again and again!
|10/10||alena_alenushka@ - first review|
10.9.2007 - age: 18-25
A great film. I was suspicious at first, not knowing whether Anne Hathaway could carry a film like this, but she is perfectly lovely. The real life story of Jane Austen's life plays like a revision of Pride and Prejudice, in which the young Austen plays all the Bennett sisters. I loved it.
|9/10||anna@ - first review|
9.9.2007 - age: 26-35
This is my second review of 'Becoming Jane.' At the prompting of a friend who truly enjoyed the film I saw it again. He was right. I was wrong. My first review failed to appreciate the romantic depth of Anne Hathaway's Jane, the costumes, period sets and gorgeous cinematography. I encourage you to give this film a second try. It is most enjoyable when one drops the critical eye a bit and enjoys the great literary master as a vulnerable lover.
|8/10||iispiral@ - 161 reviews|
2.9.2007 - age: 50+
I wasn't sure if I really wanted to see yet another Jane Austen story, but I gave it a try anyway. I was actually surprised at how much I got into it. I found Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy captivating in their roles. Actually, I thought everyone was great, as was the screenplay. It may not be a masterpiece, but I enjoyed it and think it was worth seeing. I do however, question its likeness to Pride and Prejudice (I think this story was most like her novel Persuasion)
|7/10||katmat@ - 17 reviews|
2.9.2007 - age: 36-49
Very good. My friend and I left the theatre tearing up! That never happens to me!
|9/10||hottamalee_210@ - 17 reviews|
31.8.2007 - age: 18-25
I thought this movie was incredible, I got pains in my stomach at some parts because i felt their love so much. BRAVO!
|10/10||davidson_andrea@ - first review|
28.8.2007 - age: 13-17
It was horrible me and my friend left the show!!
|1/10||cleanfreak1994@ - first review|
27.8.2007 - age: 13-17
The fact that there were only 10 people in the theatre should have been our first sign – 8% of this was estrogen, and 2% testosterone. I was hoping to come out of this movie having experienced a cacophony of emotion – some laughter, some heartache, some drama. Alas! My wad of tissue was unused, my eyes dry, and the only audible laughter was that in support of the audience’s sarcastic comments. While the accents were reasonable, the cinematography appreciable, there was no swell of emotion, no euphoria with the climax (and we should all agree that a good climax deserves a good swell), and no entertainment value. Well... Maybe that’s too harsh... There was one good thing about seeing Becoming Jane: The opening trailers.
|3/10||airyrosa@ - 5 reviews|
27.8.2007 - age: 26-35
This was great. So romantic. It's definitely worth watching. Could be a bit better though, more drama. Still a must see movie:)
|8/10||jwood@ - first review|
26.8.2007 - age: 13-17
This is a movie all about acting and then there's the story - and it's a sad tale. You would be particularly vulnerable if you are sentimental. Sets, costumes, et all play second fiddle but these items were excellent. The story is hopefully near accurate history; it comes across as such. So to critique this movie, it is all about the acting, Anne Hathaway's acting - it was good, sometimes very good, but sometimes mediocre. What's ironical is that the movie is not nearly as good as the most recent "Pride and Prejudice", Jane Austen's major work, starring Keira Knightley.
|7/10||itishere@ - 153 reviews|
25.8.2007 - age: 50+
A little more damma in it would have added some spice to it... To me it was a dry movie.
|6/10||hayloft1@ - first review|
22.8.2007 - age: 36-49
Eloquent, thoughtful, and well-crafted film. A perfect addition and complement to Austen's works. This isn't a film for short attention spans. I loved the attention to detail and refreshingly honest depiction of the characters. It's the most satisfying film I've seen in a long time.
|9/10||heather.andrew@ - 2 reviews|
22.8.2007 - age: 36-49
In my opinion this movie was great. But I do not suggest everyone to go see it. Only people who admire this specific kind of films will truly appreciate this movie. For people who do not have taste in british love movie, I suggest not to see, because it might turn out as a nuisance. But for those who do, this movie is very inspiring. It left me with a very calm and peaceful affect for a few days that followed.
|10/10||ma2mtl@ - 3 reviews|
22.8.2007 - age: 13-17
It was not like I expected. Go see another movie.
|3/10||muaidmahmood@ - first review|
20.8.2007 - age: 36-49
It was so good kinda sad but really good Anne was so good just how the ending just comes together but not necessarily the way you wanted very much a chick flick though!!!
|10/10||minnow_willow@ - 3 reviews|
20.8.2007 - age: 13-17
An inspiring story that was surprisingly better than expected. It made me want to read all of Jane Austin's books and particularly her biography, Becoming Jane. I am just fascinated by her now.
|7/10||sassysue@ - 25 reviews|
19.8.2007 - age: 36-49
I had to yell out numerous comments throughout this awful movie just to stay awake.[...] DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!
|1/10||arachnastubs@ - first review|
17.8.2007 - age: 26-35
Very bad not good at all the storyline was so boring and not that good of acting in this movie it just wasn't my kind of movie.
|2/10||lil_shorty_69er@ - 391 reviews|
17.8.2007 - age: 13-17
For me the movie came short. I have nothing again the actors but I was expecting more even it the story base on her life.
|6/10||sentenza99@ - 605 reviews|
16.8.2007 - age: 26-35
Unbelievable. Going tonight for the 3rd time in less than a week. Moving. Beautiful. Go see it.
|10/10||insayne4@ - first review|
15.8.2007 - age: 18-25
I really enjoyed the movie, The storyline was sweet. There is debate as to the nature of their relationship and if Thomas Lofroy was the inspiration for Mr Darcy. James McAvoy is a great actor and so cute. I loved the movie and look forward to the DVD release.
|9/10||lymm.crowford@ - first review|
15.8.2007 - age: 36-49
If you believe in love or if you are an English major or both, run, don't walk, to see this enchanting and intellectual film about one of the greatest figures in English lit. The boy meets girl scenes between Hathaway and McAvoy crackle with electricity. Maggie Smith gives yet another performance not to be missed. Throughout the film the costumes, the music and the shooting locations provide a rich and sensuous environment to display the development of the plot. Go, go. Take me with you to see it again.
|9/10||hajwhitney@ - 54 reviews|
14.8.2007 - age: 50+ - One reply
This movie seems a little weird at first because it has such a great resemblance to "Pride and Prejudice" but as it goes along you realise that it leads us into a completely different path. It's in fact a sort of reflection of Jane Austen's life. I must say that James McAvoy is absolutely incredible (as always).. in this movie.
|9/10||anna-bulle@ - 5 reviews|
13.8.2007 - age: 18-25
I love Jane Austen and her works but I found this move to be depressing. I would like to think that she was happier in life than this, surely her humour and take on life comes through her work differently than in this movie. The writer of the screenplay seemed determined to reflect a sadness through the film, the other successful novelist, miserable, every other scene, rain on the window, rain on statuary, rain in the woods! Even James McAvoy couldn't save it. Jane Hathaway was excellent in it though with a great cast. The movie wasn't balanced. Jane's character as a romantic did not work with the outcome. Although I know she didn't marry in life, I still went home depressed with the handling of the material. Pauline, Toronto.
|6/10||praghubir@ - first review|
13.8.2007 - age: 50+
This movie was disappointing. It was, in my eyes, merely a 19th century British timepiece going through the motions of its much more substantial predecessors (Emma, Pride & Prejudice...) No novelty. Gifted actors although James MacAvoy outshone Anne Hathaway by quite a margin. The plot was linear and predictable. The dialogue was lazy and lacked the verve one associates with such movies. Thus, a decent movie. But, nowhere near one of the better movies of its genre.
|6/10||worldtraveler@ - first review|
13.8.2007 - age: 18-25 - 2 replies
This movie is sort of a bibliography of the kind of Jane had in her early years. The costumes were and the story was in around the 1800 or 1900s and brings good memories of the kind of life she had. It was a bit slow moving but showed alot of inspiration for those who remembers how famous she was.
|7/10||movieactress2002@ - 154 reviews|
11.8.2007 - age: 50+
This movie was everything I was hoping for! I love period English dramas and this one did not disappoint. I was a little annoyed by Anne Hathaway at first and found her distracting but as the movie wore on and she had more scenes with James McEvoy I forgot I was watching "Anne Hathaway" and was swept up in the story and more convinced by her acting. The scenes between Jane and Tom with leave you breathless with chemistry, there is so much passion between these two characters (Hollywood should take note that these scenes are very erotic while the actors remain fully clothed - including gloves!)
|9/10||suzannemsimon@ - 75 reviews|
9.8.2007 - age: 36-49
Loved the movie, the actors, typical english movie like Jane Austen's adaptations. I did not like the ending though but I guess that's life, her life. All her stories have a happy ending, I guess I know why now, to compensate for what happened in her own life and her sister's. Still a good movie, bring a tissue.
|7/10||sophie.canaan@ - 5 reviews|
8.8.2007 - age: 36-49
For those who enjoy these type of period pieces that the British do so well, Becoming Jane will not disappoint. Excellent depiction of the era with wonderful sets and costumes.
|9/10||comi2@ - 108 reviews|
3.8.2007 - age: 50+ - 2 replies
There's no question this is a chick flick. However, there were definite moments that I found myself thinking that the old fashioned wit and humour would be appreciated by my (left at home) boyfriend. The story centers around Jane and her "need" to marry well versus her desire to marry for love. Sadly, the characters really don't show much development over the film. However, the prose was very deliberate and entertaining. I enjoyed the screening but not being an Austen fan I can't rave about it.
|7/10||blushingirl@ - first review|
2.8.2007 - age: 26-35 - One reply
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