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Still shot from the movie: Becoming Jane.

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. »

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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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This movie is loosely based on incidents that happened during this talented author’s life, and focuses primarily on her romantic escapades. To find out what is really known about Jane Austen, check this page: http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/janeinfo.html

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