Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane image
When a young woman such as yourself receives the addresses of a gentleman, it is her duty to accept at once.

Becoming Jane Synopsis

Inspired by an incident in the life of writer Jane Austen, we meet the feisty 20-year-old pre-fame, determined to marry for love, despite her parents plans. When Jane (Anne Hathaway) is introduced to the roguish, arrogant Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), she can’t stand him, but she soon finds herself attracted to this inappropriately poor, but intelligent man. She finds herself at odds with society and convention, like so many characters in her work.

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  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, Maggie Smith, James Cromwell
    • Director:
      Julian Jarrold
    • Producers:
      Robert Bernstein, Graham Broadbent, Douglas Rae
    • Screenplay:
      Kevin Hood, Sarah Williams
    • Executive Producers:
      Nicole Finnan, Julia Blackman, Jeff Abberley, Tim Haslam
    • Distributor
      The Walt Disney Company (formerly Buena Vista International UK)
    • Sales Agent:
      Hanway Films
    • Credits summary:
      Miramax Films, HanWay Films, UK Film Council, and the Irish Film Board present in association with 2 Entertain and BBC Films an Ecosse Films Production in association with Blueprint Pictures and Scion Films
    • Certificate:
      PG
    • Running time:
      120 mins
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      March 9th 2007
    • Out on DVD
      September 10th 2007

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