If Region 1 Janeites were hoping for insipid filmed fan fiction under their Festivus pole this year, we are sorry to inform that they are doomed for disappointment. The film will be available on February 12 on DVD and Blu-Ray, so we get a really good, clear view of Anne Hathaway’s lip gloss.
Author Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) eventually became famous for writing epic novels like Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, but as a young woman in the 18th century, writing was not a respectible goal for a young woman. With the entire world telling her she can’t achieve her dreams, Jane meets and falls in love with a charming rogue, Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), who inspires her to write the books generations have come to know and love.
“Inspired her to write the books,” indeed.
*beats stupid description into bytes and pixels with Cluebat of Janeite Righteousness*
But wait! There are Special Features! Oh joy!
Commentary with director Julian Jarrold, writer Kevin Hood and producer Robert Bernstein
…in which they no doubt complain about the Austen Police and Teh Ebil AustenBloggers who don’t understand The Auteur’s Vision!
There’s…there’s….there’s MORE of it? DOROTHY! Bring out the TITANIUM SPORK!
Becoming Jane Pop-Up Facts & Footnotes
Because Becoming Jane is just loaded with facts popping up all over the place.
Discovering the Real Jane Austen featurette
Because you sure won’t discover her from the movie! ha ha!
P.S. We should probably point out that if you buy it, expect more of the same from the eejits that make this sort of thing. Don’t complain when the rats keep coming back to the food source.