An obsession with the novels of Jane Austen has left Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) unsatisfied with the men of her own time. So a resort offering a Regency Era experience has the Pride and Prejudice fan packing her bags in the hopes of a life-changing vacation.
Why Is Austenland Rated PG-13?
Austenland is rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and innuendo.
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Violence: Characters infrequently wrestle and slap one another. Characters engage in target practice with stuffed birds and animals. A TV show depicts a man being shot: cheesy blood effects are seen. Characters pull a man away from a woman after he makes an unwanted pass. A comedic accident with an arrow leaves a character with an injured eye, which has to be patched with gauze.
Sexual Content: Couples kiss frequently and often passionately—occasionally these amorous actions are unappreciated. A clothed man and woman lie together and exchange kisses and embraces. Another woman lustfully kisses a man and presses her body against his. A male character uses several excuses for removing his shirt and exposing his well-toned torso. Female characters are occasionally shown in corsets and bloomers. Women wear gowns that expose their cleavage. A married man makes an unwanted pass at a younger woman, and a married woman carries on a flirtatious relationship with another man. Characters engage in sexual banter, make some crude remarks and the sing a song about taking their clothes off.
Language: Infrequent mild profanity and scatological slang is used. Some name-calling and a mild racial slang term are heard.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink alcohol in social settings. A character smokes a pipe.
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Jane Austen is the subject of the bio-dram Becoming Jane. The Regency Era author’s well-known romantic novel Pride & Prejudice has been adapted to film and stage several times. (See also Bride & Prejudice.) Another group of woman (and one man) obsessed with her writings form The Jane Austen Book Club. Jerusha Hess, who helped pen the script of Austenland, also co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Austenland
Release Date: 11 February 2014
Austenland releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following extras: - Commentary with Jerusha Hess and Stephenie Meyer
- Q&A with the Cast of Austenland – Russell, Coolidge, Seymour, McKenzie, King, Field, Whittle & Callis talk about their experiences making the film.