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Becoming Jane

How did Jane Austen become a great romance novelist? This movie peeks into the personal life of the British author (played by Anne Hathaway) --especially the state of her heart after the headstrong young lady meets an attractive scoundrel named Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 120
Theater Release: 09 Aug 2007
Video Release: 11 Feb 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice has been made into a movie. Actress Anne Hathaway plays reluctant royalty in The Princess Diaries and has to decide between two suitors in The Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 12 February 2008

Austen admirers take note (use of quill pen is optional), Becoming Jane is coming to DVD with the featurette Discovering The Real Jane Austin and Pop Up Facts and Footnotes. Fans of the film may also enjoy an audio commentary and deleted scenes. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English and Spanish), with subtitles in French and Spanish.

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