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The Jane Austen Book Club Review

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2.0

Dave White Profile

… even the Anne Hathaway movie is more fun than this. Read full review

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    61

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The film's characters are lively, the women all look terrific (the guys do too, for that matter), and its many romantic story threads weave into artfully told tales of love lost and found.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    For a visual bonus, Hugh Dancy appears in bike shorts as the lone male Jane-ite.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This is Austen lite, but pleasantly so. You can hardly fault a movie that fashions itself around a consummate writer whose keen sense of humor and gift for fully realized characters have resulted in countless screen adaptations.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Overall, The Jane Austen Book Club is an admirable mix of heady and fluffy, the kind of wish-fulfillment fantasy that needn’t make filmgoers ashamed of what they wished for.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Chick Flick indeed! Guys, take your best buddy to see this movie. Tell him, "It's really cool, dude, even though there aren't any eviscerations."

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