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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Maria Bello
Kevin Zegers
Nancy Travis
Amy Brenneman
Kathy Baker
Emily Blunt
Hugh Dancy
Maggie Grace
Jimmy Smits
Directors
Robin Swicord
Screenwriters
Robin Swicord
Running Time
105 minutes

The Jane Austen Book Club
Chick lit chick flick with a twist


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The Jane Austen Book Club

Plot
After Jocelyn (Bello) loses her dog and Sylvia (Brenneman) loses her straying husband, Bernadette (Baker) cheers them up with parties discussing Jane Austen’s novels. With only five gal pals, they invite stranger Grigg (Dancy) to join in. Austenesque romances ensue.


Verdict
Quite a nice little relationship comedy-drama, but essentially for an audience of what the French charmingly call ‘women of a certain age’. Totally not the Superbad set, then.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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