Becoming Jane (2007)

Film reviews are subjective. I tend to rate films not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
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Jane Austen

Becoming Jane (2007) from Miramax Films, HanWay Films
Rated PG. Drama, Romance, Biography/Period Film

Five Gold Stars

Description (from the film case): It’s the untold romance that inspired the novels of one of the world’s most celebrated authors. When the dashing Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), a reckless and penniless lawyer-to-be, enters Jane’s [Anne Hathaway] life, he offends the emerging writer’s sense and sensibility. Soon their clashing egos set off sparks that ignite a passionate romance and fuel Jane’s dream of doing the unthinkable–marrying for love.

My thoughts: The beautiful film that first made me a fan of Hathaway. I’m sure my already being an Austen enthusiast and a writer myself helped, but Hathaway is truly wonderful in this role, regardless. And McAvoy, a versatile actor, does a heartwrenching job as Lefroy. The ending is inevitable, and so excellently done.

Yes, Jane, you can live by your pen.

My corresponding reading: Austen’s six classic novels, of course, and Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin.

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