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Becoming Jane

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Julian Jarrold

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About the Movie

Anne Hathaway gives a radiant performance as a young, love-struck Jane Austen in the witty and engaging romantic comedy BECOMING JANE. It's the untold romance that inspired the novels of one of the world's most celebrated authors. When the dashing Tom Lefroy, a reckless and penniless lawyer-to-be, enters Jane's life, he offends the emerging writer's sense and sensibility. Soon their clashing egos set off sparks that ignite a passionate romance and fuel Jane's dream of doing the unthinkable - marrying for love.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 138
  • Fresh: 79
  • Rotten: 59
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Hathaway never makes us think the woman could write anything more complex than a diet book. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Clearly embraces the spirit of the beloved novelist. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The movie goes down easy, but there's a thin line here: is this an homage or a parasite? – David Ansen, Newsweek, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Becoming Jane becomes a rather ordinary, though sporadically entertaining, game of dress-up. – Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Becoming Jane

Such an amazing movie, will leave you thinking about it days after you watch it! Very realistic, not your everyday fairy tale ...

Utterly wonderful!

As a fan of Hathaway and Austen, it was the perfect mix of actress and role. Add McAvoy, and you've got magic. If you want a little bit of everything: drama, comedy and romance… this is for you. <3

Fictional but - why not!

What is fiction if not the opportunity to imagine what might have been? This is exactly what this movie was crafted to explore. With very little real biographical details about this much-beloved author, her fans over the years have often wondered about Jane's personal experience in the affairs of the heart about which she wrote with such convincing passion. This film was not only well scripted, it was brilliantly acted - and let's not forget the beautiful cinematography. iIn my opinion - "Becoming Jane" need not apologize for allowing our imagination to read between the lines of our favourite Austen novel ... In fact I suspect that Jane herself would have applauded the poetic license in service of romance!