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The Jane Austen Book Club Details

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When good friends Jocelyn (Maria Bello) and Bernadette (Kathy Baker) persuade Sylvia (Amy Brenneman) and her daughter Allegra (Maggie Grace) to start a Jane Austen Book Club with them, it is to distract Sylvia from her divorce from Daniel (Jimmy Smits). Deciding to read one book a month, they add to the group new acquaintances Prudie (Emily Blunt) and Grigg (Hugh Dancy), who is single and possibly a good match for Sylvia. For six months, the book club meets over friendly drinks and fancy dinners to discuss and debate each of Austen’s classics, opening themselves up in the process to new challenges and friendships. While their stories never completely parallel Austen’s plots, over time the six members find echoes, predictions, warnings and wisdom about their own personal and romantic lives within Austen’s beloved narratives and characters.

  • Release date:September 21, 2007

Cast

Kathy Baker
as Bernadette
Maria Bello
as Jocelyn
Emily Blunt
as Prudie
Amy Brenneman
as Sylvia
Hugh Dancy
as Grigg
Maggie Grace
as Allegra
Lynn Redgrave
as Sky
Jimmy Smits
as Daniel
Marc Blucas
as Dean
Kevin Zegers
as Trey
Parisa Fitz-Henley
as Corinne
Gwendoline Yeo
as Dr. Samantha Yep
Nancy Travis
as Cat

Crew

Robin Swicord
Director
John Calley
Producer
Julie Lynn
Producer
Diana Napper
Producer
Robin Swicord
Screenwriter
John Toon
Cinematographer
Aaron Zigman
Composer (Music Score)
Maryann Brandon
Editor
Sebastian Schroder
Art Director
Kelly Thomas
Co-producer
Marshall Rose
Executive Producer
Meg Everist
Set Decorator
Johnetta Boone
Costume Designer
Peter Devlin
Sound/Sound Designer
Vincent Lascoumes
First Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Tricia Wood
Casting
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