The Jane Austen Book Club (film)
The Jane Austen Book Club is a 2007 American romantic drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord. The screenplay, adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Karen Joy Fowler, focuses on a book club formed specifically to discuss the six novels written by Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
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... On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 69% of critics gave the filmpositive reviews, based on 86 reviews, while on Metacritic, the filmhas an average score of 61 out of 100, based on 27 reviews ... Stephen Holden of the New York Times said the film"is such a well-acted, literate adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 best seller that your impulse is ... other movies and television projects in a JaneAusten boom that continues to gather momentum, it is an entertaining, carefully assembled piece of clockwork that imposes order on ...
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