Synopsis: Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Jerusha Hess
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

What separates the casual Jane

Austen fan from the aficionado?

Is it her admiration for the style

and manners of the Regency era?

The number of times

she has read Austen's novels?

Or her consuming love

for Mr. Darcy?


Nice cup.


And it begins like any other

Since she was very young




I'll see you for lunch.

Yeah, okay.

You try to catch her eye

But she doesn't want to see

Miss Bennet...

This is the best part.

She's singing

my boy loves me


My boy loves me I know

Hey, Jane.

Ex-boyfriend alert.

Hey, Horseface.

Jimmy, what are you doing here?

Well, I heard you

broke up with Greg.

So that means you're free

to go bowling tonight.


Jimmy! You know what?

If "no" was

unclear last time...

I don't wanna see you again.

I picked you on purpose, Jane Hayes.

Thirty plus, clock ticking.

I'm as good as it gets, baby.

A true aficionado

of Austen does so much more

than merely read her novels and

admire her world from afar.

Excuse me.

She finds her way here

to the world's only immersive

Austen experience.

Is that a Chihuahua?

It's a lamb. Shut up.

Just trying to hear it.

This looks really cheap.

I've toured the grounds

and it's not cheap.

This is high class.

This is big time.

Jane, are you really

gonna blow your entire

life savings on

an "Austen experience"?

Now, hold on just a second,

here at Sensuous Travel,

we are not just another

run-of-the-mill vacation place.

This is what we call

an "LC." A Life-Changer.

You get to play the heroine of

your very own Jane Austen story.

Would you like to

see some of the staff?



Now this is Barnaby.

He's a vegan.

He enjoys nightly

dips in the pond,

and he has a pony

named Sparkles Pancake.

That is horrendous.

I also heard that people in those

days didn't wear underwear.

That's a lie.

It's not a lie.

Look, every stay at Austenland

ends with a real live ball,

as in ballroom,

as in happily ever after.

Do you understand

what I'm saying?


Jane. So you go on some fancy vacation,

then what do you come home to?

Nothing except for

an empty bank account.

Why don't you save up

for a real life-changer?

Like what?

Well, like...

That's fine. Maybe come back

another time without your friend.

We'll get you squared away.

I think I can figure out some

kind of layaway program for you.

Thank you so much.

You guys take care. Thanks for being you.

Appreciate you.

Listen, this is my one chance to

really live in Austen's world. Okay?

I'm her biggest fan.

Come on.

No. No.

You used to be a fan.

You are an addict.

You don't have to go in there because

I'm packing. It's a mess in there.

You don't wanna go in there.

Oh, Janey.

It's gotten so much worse.

I love you.

It's a collector's item

and that's why I have it.

I have 10,000 a year.

I've changed my mind.

I totally support you

going to this place,

because I'm sure

that the fantasy

will not be as

fulfilling as you imagine.

I don't think you

know where I'm going.

We could make a wager on it.


If I win,

you de-Austen your room.



And if you really must go, I

made you a little farewell gift.

You did?



Which historical era

is this supposed to be from?

Hey, I spent three

days working on it.

Come here, let's hug it out.

Thank you.


When you get back, just clear

this crap out because it's weird.

It's a hobby.

It's really weird.

Ooh, baby, do you know

what that's worth?

Ooh, heaven is

a place on earth

They say in heaven

love comes first

We'll make heaven

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