Becoming Jane parents guide

Becoming Jane

Overall B

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).

Release date August 9, 2007

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B+
Substance Use B+

Why is Becoming Jane rated PG? The MPAA rated Becoming Jane PG for brief nudity and mild language

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Becoming Jane
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Becoming Jane rated PG? Becoming Jane is rated PG by the MPAA for brief nudity and mild language

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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Becoming Jane
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children
Ontario PG Nudity. Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Becoming Jane"

Cast and Crew

Becoming Jane is directed by and stars Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Becoming Jane movie is February 11, 2008. Here are some details…

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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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.