Films based on her books and life
Miss Austen Regrets
An outwardly confident but unmarried woman on the verge of her fortieth birthday reflects on her past suitors and the choices she once made while attempting to help her marriage minded niece choose between a number of potential suitors in this tale inspired by the life and letters of Jane Austen. Jane Austen is about to turn forty, but she still hasn't found her ideal man. When Jane is approached by her niece Fanny and asked to help select the perfect husband for the young girl, the aging spinster begins to wonder why it is that she never found a man to share her own life with. Perhaps if Jane had accepted the proposal of a wealthy landowner she could have saved her family from financial ruin, and what of the handsome young physician who once warmed to Jane after tending to her ailing family members?
Tears, too many tears. Such a wonderful portrait of one of our most beloved authors and a must see for Austen fans. But be prepared to feel tears falling as Austen is depicted so lively and lovely, and with such wonderful acting of all the actors. We know her books, many of us love her works, but we seem to forget the person behind them and more specifically her later years. After all she was a human being too and her writing reveals so many emotions and so much passion that it's hard to imagine her not to have had any such feelings herself.
Un film que muestra la cara de Jane Austen que muchos no conocen y que es la clave para leer sus libros.
A masterpiece. If ever there was a film that gets to the heart of what it means to live and to love and to understand the most important (and difficult) things in life, this is it. Heartbreaking, life affirming and brutally honest. A mention must also go to Jennie Muskett for one of the best music scores ever written.
A note on the viewing: Viewed from an SD source, upconverted to High Definition. The image from the 16mm film looks surprisingly good on the UK DVD release.
A rather fine take on the "real" Austen. Not sure how accurate it is but I did like that in this particular take of her life, she's depicted as a woman full of life who did infact have second thoughts about the decisions she made in her life. Olivia Williams is quite good as Austen and is supported by a great cast of supporting actors including the ever ravishing Imogen Poots.
What I liked about this film was how Jane Austen was portrayed as a charismatic person, which was refreshing.
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