The Jane Austen Book Club There's comfort to be had in the plot geometry of The Jane Austen Book Club , a photogenic adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 best-seller.… The Jane Austen Book Club There's comfort to be had in the plot geometry of The Jane Austen Book Club , a photogenic adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 best-seller.… 2007-09-21 PG-13 PT105M Drama Romance Emily Blunt Hugh Dancy Maggie Grace Jimmy Smits Sony Pictures Entertainment
Movie Review

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
SEE EMILY PLAY Blunt's conflicted, high-strung high-school teacher stands out among the six Austen-ites in Book Club
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SEE EMILY PLAY Blunt's conflicted, high-strung high-school teacher stands out among the six Austen-ites in Book Club
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Sep 21, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 105 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Emily Blunt and Hugh Dancy; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

There's comfort to be had in the plot geometry of The Jane Austen Book Club, a photogenic adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 best-seller. Behold six Austen books, six book-club members who meet over the course of six months, six California lifestyle stories that echo the romantic dilemmas faced by Austen's characters, and one chance to see The Devil Wears Prada's Emily Blunt as a prissy high school French teacher who bugs the group with her airs. For a visual bonus, Hugh Dancy appears in bike shorts as the lone male Jane-ite.

Originally posted Sep 19, 2007 Published in issue #956 Sep 28, 2007 Order article reprints