My husband and I actually left the movie theatre it was so dissapointing
We thought this would be a great romantic movie we would enjoy by the previews. NOT the case. It was filled with a lot BLATANT sexual references and did not seem to portray romantic kind of love. It was just a disgusting movie that did not evoke any kinds of good feelings. I was completey shocked at the extent of sexuality, language, carousing for the PG rating. I would not recommend this movie to anyone. We may have been forewarned with a PG 13 rating or higher.
The movie opens with a VERY inappropriate scene. I would say you should arrive a bit late if you are bringing a pre-teen. Otherwise, there is nothing objectionable and nothing that great either. The movie played fast and loose with the real story of Austen's life. I prefer Austen's work--not a made-up "bio" of her life.
This is a good but not stellar movie about Jane Austen. It is sad, and highlights the conflicts between love and what is expected of a person by society's bounds. Parents should know that there is a brief scene of oral sex (performed under blankets) but still obvious. There is also a scene where a man reads a graphic passage about draqonflies mating to a woman. There are two bloody boxing matches, and two scenes of men and prostitutes in bars kissing and laughing. Overall, the themes make this movie more suited to teenagers and adults than preteens and kids. Don't be decieved by the "PG" label!
I was thoroughly disappointed with this absolutely erroneous tale of Jane Austen's life. She would NEVER have been with a man like LeFroy or have ever considered running of with him or any other man. The ladies at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England were telling people that it is as far from the facts of Jane that we DO know and were not recommending it. I wish just once that Hollywood would stick to the facts especially when dealing with honorable people.
I am not a great literary reader, but I have spent many years working through classic literature. For instance, I am currently reading Anna Karinina. Honestly, Leo needs to end it, but I will finish the book. I read Pride and Prejudice about three years ago. It was not the easiest read for me but I loved loved loved the female characters and fell in love with Jane Austin. This movie brought back all the enjoyment of that read and made me fall in love with Jane Austin all over again. I hope to encourage my children to be readers of classics and at a much earlier age than I was. I will by this movie on DVD and when my daughter has finished Pride and Prejudice for the first time will share it with her. This movie is not only for Jane Austin fans but it is they who will most appreciate it.
Do we really have to start a lovely romantic movie about our beloved Jane Austin with a reference to her parents having oral sex? Distasteful!! I definetly would not wacth it with my kids. And by the way, I love Jane Austin, she is my favorite author!!!