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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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Becoming Jane is rated PG: for brief nudity and mild language

Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith
Studio: Miramax

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He loves me, he loves me not. I love him, I love him not...

Prepare for a classic heartstring tug-of-war in this bio-drama about author Jane Austen (played by Anne… 
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Why Is Becoming Jane Rated PG?

While content is limited, this film was re-edited to gain a PG rating from the… 
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This movie is loosely based on incidents that happened during this talented author’s life, and… 
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Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice has been made into a movie. Actress… 
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