Jane Austen Gone Wild
Starring: Keri Russell, JJ Field,
Jennifer Coolidge, Bret
McKenzie, Georgia King, James
Callis, Jane Seymour, Ricky
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 97 minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Jerusha Hess
Executive Producer: Robert Fernandez, Jared Hess,
Meghan Hibbett, Dan Levinson
Producer: Stephanie Meyer, Gina Mingacci
Writer: Jerusha Hess, Shannon Hale
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Jane arrives at the Regency-era mansion. She and two other women are told that they will be treated with authentic meals, activities and will even be wooed by an actor portraying the perfect gentlemen. The resort’s strict rules prohibit the use of modern technology so that the women can live like actual Jane Austen characters.
Jane, the less wealthy of the women, is excluded from some of the activities because she only bought the basic experience. So, she explores the grounds, only to meet Martin, one of the servants and stable boys. A romance begins between the two. They decide to keep it hidden from those in charge to avoid getting into trouble.
As the week passes, one of the other actors playing the character of Mr. Henry Nobley, begins to show interest in Jane. His charm and kindness begin to win her over. As Martin and Henry battle for Jane’s affection, she must figure out which one of them actually loves her for real.
AUSTENLAND has some very funny moments. Regrettably, although it is void of overly graphic content, it still contains inappropriate jokes. Much of the movie seems to mock those who are obsessed with the Jane Austen era, but it does so all in good fun. The quirky characters are both relatable and likable throughout.
The worldview of AUSTENLAND is mixed. Jane goes to the resort in order to live out her fantasy of finding the perfect gentleman. Her whole life is dedicated to this fake world that ultimately leaves her empty. In the end, she decides to leave her Romanticism and her faulty view of love in order to take control of her life. Ironically, when she does so, she still happens to find the man of her dreams. Thus, the positive elements encourage women not to live in the faulty worldviews that romance stories exhibit.
AUSTENLAND has some light obscenities and several double entendres, so strong caution is advised, depending on the age level of the viewer.
AUSTENLAND has some very funny moments. Much of it seems to mock those obsessed with Jane Austen, but it does so in good fun. The worldview, however, is mixed. Jane goes to the resort to live out her fantasy of finding the perfect gentleman. Her whole life is dedicated to this fake world that ultimately leaves her empty. In the end, she decides to leave her Romanticism and her faulty view of love, to take control of her life. Ironically, when she does, she still finds the man of her dreams. Ultimately, the positive elements encourage women not to live in the imaginary world of romance stories. AUSTENLAND has some light obscenities and several innuendoes, so strong caution is advised.