Friday, August 31, 2007

Becoming Jane

I can't say I loved this movie, but it was okay. Once you get by the fictionalized story of Jane's romance with Tom LeFroy, you can sit back and enjoy it. For Jane purists though, it must be painful. It moved a little too slowly, but it had to be hard to flesh out a 2+ hour movie with the very little that is really known about Jane herself. It was a pretty movie though and Anne Hathaway (the girl in The Devil Wears Prada) did a credible job as a young Jane; she's very pretty and you don't even realize she's not English. I especially liked the way they linked the insult Tom delivers to Jane early in the movie with the insult Mr. Darcy pays to Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice at the assembly. That was a nice touch. Fodder for the writer's mill. See below.

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