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I have been truly impressed by the plot, the scenery, the characters and the acting. Totally moved by the intense and strong love story between Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy! Whenever I saw them dancing, kissing or looking into each other's eyes, I was completely enchanted by the magic created by those moments. This Blue-ray edition is fantastic, I can't really make a comparison with the dvd release, cause I own just the Blue-ray version. I only can say that the picture quality is in high definition, as well as the colours and the sound. Even if I don't really know Jane Austen much, I want to know more about her, so I'm going to read her seven novels! The movie is well-made, and Anne Hathaway really resembles Jane Austen!
I advise you to buy Becoming Jane (ESPECIALLY IN BLUE-RAY, AS THE PRICE IS VERY CHEAP, LESS THAN 4 POUNDS!!! GREAT!!!), because this is a very good portrait of the female question, which will be much stronger in Charlotte Bronte: "to live by your pen/living by your writing"; live without depending economically by a man, even though this means giving up on love.
I ended up watching this on TV for lack of anything else on. Not that I'm averse to Jane Austens' period dramas, I'm quite addicted. However, this being more a biography, I expected it to be quite dull by comparison.
In contrast, I found this better than any of the Austen novel dramatisations, not least of all because we learn why the books are written the way they are. We even get an explanation of certain storylines as some of the situations occur to Austen herself. It is widely known that Austen never married, here we learn why. I learned that the tragedy of Miss Austens' life is that the happy endings in her books were a poor substitute for the happy ending she sacrificed for the sake of others.
This is every bit as gripping, romantic and expertly scripted as the novel dramatisations. It just doesn't have a happy ending and happens to be a true story. I found it so touching that I immediately ordered the DVD so I may watch and weep whenever I feel the need, and the book which I am immensely looking forward to.
I'd seen this on a Library DVD many years ago and had been meaning to get my own copy for quite a while. I wasn't disappointed with this purchase. It is beautifully filmed and easily accessible (Even for people not familiar with either Jane Austen or her literary works). The acting is first class. I know that there was much controversy about the American Actress Ann Hathaway portraying the "English Rose" of Jane Austen, but she seemed to have pitched it perfectly.
The author has imagined what might have happened to Jane Austin to enable her to produce some of her masterpieces and so its plot incorporates some moments that are similar and some sentences that are straight out of Jane Austin's greatest works. The actors are good looking, the whole thing is well thought out and well played and altogether a pleasant piece. I gave one to a friend and it was well received.
I absolutely loved this film. If you are a fan of the Jane Austin films you will love this. It tells Janes story, how she got the inspiration for her work. You can really see where sense and sensibility came from, and pride and predjudice. Had no idea her own story was so sad. Get the tissues out! Have already watched it twice - the sign of a good movie.
This film was on tv approximately 1year ago. I highly recommend. Just a beautiful film, very sad also and makes you think about values of life. Who would you put first ? Romance , love and heartbreak. I love you Jane