Austenland Synopsis
An American spinster flies to England for the promise of romance at a Jane Austen-themed resort.
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The ending is a bit of an audience-pleasing cop-out, a retreat into formula after 80 minutes or so of upending it. But those upendings are...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Hess gets her romance just grounded enough to handle the comic extremes supplied by the supporting cast.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Austenland is kind of a one-joke movie, and the film's rhythm is a bit flaccid, but the joke, at least, has a twinge of wit.
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By Susan Wloszczyna
All this sounds eminently promising. But it would need a wordsmith as witty and wise as Emma Thompson, who won an Oscar for adapting the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A humorous chick flick for well-read audiences, Austenland is a novel concept.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
It’s a romantic comedy with all sorts of possibilities that instead relies on heavy-handed sight gags and over-the-top performances.
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The Guardian

It is smart and surprisingly literate, its only downfall being in that, in riffing on the work of a very talented writer on the subject of...
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By Amanda May Meyncke
Austenland is as light and airy as a cream puff, and as entirely unfulfilling. Fans of the book may find it amusing, but those looking for...
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Time Out New York

The Napoleon Dynamite cowriter-turned-director should have applied her editorial eye more consistently; Coolidge and King especially are...
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By Dennis Harvey
Austenland doesn’t really satirize Austen’s world (or fans) so much as use them as a pretext for a mixture of middling burlesque and routine...
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Don't remember the last time I laughed so much during the entire movie.

By paciunia348
I was really surprised that this movie had so many funny scenes. It was romantic and really funny. It was definitely a chic flick and a great one too. Keri Russell was really great and Jennifer...

Haven't laughed that hard in a while

By KariM
The movie was actually better than the book and had a perfect ending and tons of laughs in between. I think I need to see it again...and then will definitely buy it as soon as it's out....

So Funny!

By ritapitabonita
LOVED IT! Different from the book but they did a great job. I laughed so hard and long that I'm sure I missed parts. I'll have to go back and see it again. I hope they make the second one as well!...


Nor murders, rapes, major property destruction, gnawing anxieties, suffocating terrors. And it's only 1'36" long. There are three mildly interesting characters and then the forgettable rest. Bland...

If you're a Jane Austen Fan, this is a Must Go for you!

By soholla
I went into this movie thinking it would be cheesy but hopefully cute, and left absolutely loving it! Really funny and gets what makes a good Jane Austen fan hands down. The plot is really an homage...

Funny movie, good message

By sar_car
I really enjoyed this film. It was funny in an off the wall, tongue in cheek kind of way. The audience laughed a lot in this film, poking fun at themselves in a good way in the process. The film...


By benson_beau
It's a quirky romantic comedy that any lover of corny films like Bridget Jones or Love Actually will adore! Predictable, but just god old fashioned fun!...

Hilarious and Touching

By Mr Chips 8
Really hilarious - Excellent cast, well-written, unique concept. Jennifer Coolidge is hysterical, but the whole thing glows - an excellent "end of summer" treat. I would definitely see it again. ...


By topnga1
A very charming film, excellent casting, and a treat for those who love Jane Austen's works. It was much more fun and entertaining than I had expected since I had seen this film done as a BBC...

Austenland is Fun

By Kevinlauderdale
I've read the book and enjoyed it. The movie is slightly different, but in some ways more fun than the book. I went with two friends (we are all in our 40s) and we laughed and laughed. If you like...

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Rated PG-13 | For Innuendo and Suggestive Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Frothy, teen-friendly romcom skims surface but is still fun.
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