Robin Swicord's adaptation of the novel The Jane Austen Book Club concerns a group of women and a man who meet regularly to discuss the works of the popular author, but soon discover their lives are playing out much like one of the author's fictional worlds. Among the members of the club are Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), a recent divorcée; Bernadette (Kathy Baker), who has decided to accept her advancing age; and Prudie (Emily Blunt), who feels guilty about her persistent fantasies of cheating on her loving husband. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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I loved this movie, and it is one of the most romantic I've seen in a while. Many interesting characters, multiple subplots and lots of cross-references to Jane Austen's six novels. I had tears in my eyes through much of the last 20 minutes once I realized that Persuasion was going to do its magic. It probably helps to have read Jane Austen or at least seen some of the movies of her books, but I don't think it's critical to enjoying the story and acting. It is certainly a chick flick but one a guy can like a lot if romantic comedies work you you.
Boring movie. The plot was not about Jane Austin. But a bunch of gals, trying to hook up an elderly women on the rebound with a younger man! Movie needs to be pulled off the shelf. There are other ways to introduce mates into a relation. The movies these days are Ludicrious .and most movies are back into the aliens/and vampires. What happened to the real feel good movies, and the major stars need to bring them back. This was a cheap movie to relay the sign of the times. No namers, don't bring in the crowds. I apologize if I offended anyone. The truth is we are willing to take a chance during this recession, is hoping people will rent, to not being bored at home. The acting is so stupid & silly, very sugary and directors are struggling to bring out the best of the best. BOOORING!!!!! like they say, "HE'S NOT THAT INTO YOU!" Also, "You can't fix STUPID!"