A bit hard to follow for non Jane Austin fans. Husband gave up.
Yet another lovely adapation of our "Miss Jane". The period costume department's moth's balls aired off yet again.
Interesting part of Jane Austen's life. Worth watching.
Jane Austen's (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) last few years, gorgeously filmed and directed, just as it would be one of her own creations, with the difference that her novels end with 'happy endings', like love and marriage, whilst Austen died at 42 unmarried and depending on her family. One does wonder why Austen, whose very witty and vibrant (though social-critical) books are about women and the necessity of marriage for a social and financial security at her time, never married! This movie is apparently very closely based on the few remaining letters between Jane, her sister Cassandra and her favourite niece Fanny; an assumption of those very intimate and loving letters, a sort of a hypothesis that Jane chose not to marry of her own, by refusing several marriage proposals to be able to write and for her 'freedom'. It is a very emancipated and 21st Century feminist friendly theory and I highly sympathise with that. Some hard-core Austen historians still insist though, that Jane never married because, in her very youth, she refused a marriage proposal from a very rich yet ugly, old and dull man...Mr Bigg...and then she was never asked again...for her no Mr. Darcy came along.
Therefore, biographically not fully bullet-proofed but historical events are accurate.
I've never heard of Olivia Williams but I must say she earned all my admiration and will look out for her past and future works! Great actress!
If you like BBC period dramas or even Jane Austen's novels adaptations, then you most certainly will enjoy this; a great family-movie
good story we always enjoy miss austen on cover it had movie went for 180min only goes for 90min
Pleasant, well acted. Set and costumed beautifully.