Explores Austen’s adage that general incivility is at love’s essence. Sylvia’s husband dumps her for another woman, so Bernadette and Jocelyn organize a book club to distract her. They recruit Sylvia’s daughter Allegra; Prudie, a young teacher whose marriage may be on the rocks; and Grigg, a sci-fi fan who joins out of attraction to Jocelyn. The six read and discuss one Austen novel per month.
REVIEW: For Christmas I asked for all of the Jane Austen movies and this is one that I got. So last night I snuggled in with some popcorn and hot chocolate and my boys and watched it.
From the very beginning I loved it. I liked how they were able to apply what they were reading to their own lives and how Jane Austen had great insight into human nature.
If you are a Jane Austen Fan and love movies adapted from her books than you will love this movie.
I give it a 5 out of 5.