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Becoming Jane


Aug 09, 2007

Latest Home Video

Feb 11, 2008

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Anne Hathaway
James McAvoy
James Cromwell
Maggie Smith



Still shot from the movie: Becoming Jane.

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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).

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Why Is Becoming Jane Rated PG?

Becoming Jane is rated PG for brief nudity and mild language

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Becoming Jane...

While content is limited, this film was re-edited to gain a PG rating from the MPAA (it was originally rated PG-13). Content includes a skinny-dipping scene in which two males are seen from behind, stripping off their clothes and jumping into the water. A man reads a sensual text (which speaks of a woman’s breasts), after which he implies his female listener needs to be more sexually experienced. We also see the book’s illustration, which depicts a man dragging a woman who is partially undressed. A fight between men upon whom wagers are placed results in a bloodied face. Language is limited to one mild profanity and one term of deity.

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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children
ON PG Nudity. Not Recommended for Young Children.
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Becoming Jane...

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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