The film is Becoming Jane, a movie about the early days of Jane Austen.
Jane Austen was the author of classic novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey, all published in the 1810's (the same decade she died at the age of 41 for unclear health reasons). Jane's father was a member of the clergy, and was the member of a large family with a sister and four brothers. It was probably Jane's family influences and interest in literature, art, and drama that led her to become the renowned writer she is now known as. Jane lived in various parts of England her entire life and is clearly known for being a distinctive British voice. Austen's romances are uncharacteristic of other romance writings in that they do not encourage emotional reactions, but instead try to display a realistic view of romance, balancing thought and emotion. Jane Austen was a spinster, never marrying although she was for a short period engaged to man (Harris Big-Whitier) whom's proposal she accepted and quickly rejected.
Transitioning from teen films to adult films Anne has recently been by-passed while her co-stars work have been highlighted (The Devil Wears Prada & Brokeback Mountain). Hathaway as a Brooklyn born actresses has a challenging role of portraying the British author as she acts among a primarily British cast. The film becoming Jane is directed by Julian Jerolds and co-stars James McAvoy, James Cromwell and Julie Walters as Austen's parents, as well as academy award winner Maggie Smith.
This biographical film could certainly earn Hathaway some critical awards attention for her portrayl of this Real (Reel) Person.
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