Austenland

A wry, modernized take on a perennial favorite, and indeed, it is catnip for the ovaries.
-Jamie Tipps,Film Threat
The dialogue delights with abrupt silliness and veers into the unexpected.
-Lane Scarberry,Sound on Sight

Synopsis

“AUSTENLAND” is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. 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. Based on the novel by Shannon Hale (who also co-wrote the script), the film was written and directed by Jerusha Hess (writer, Napoleon Dynamite) and produced by Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films.

Release Date

Friday, September 20, 2013
Original Languages: English
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 97 min
Year: 2012

CREDITS

CAST
Bret McKenzie
Jennifer Coolidge
JJ Feild
Keri Russell
DIRECTED BY
Jerusha Hess

PHOTOS

Left to right: Bret McKenzie as Martin and JJ Feild as Mr. Henry NobleyPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Georgia King as Lady Amelia Heartwright, Keri Russell as Jane Hayes and Jennifer Coolidge as Miss Elizabeth CharmingPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Jennifer Coolidge as Miss Elizabeth Charming, Keri Russell as Jane Hayes and Georgia King as Lady Amelia HeartwrightPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: JJ Feild as Mr. Henry Nobley and Georgia King as Lady Amelia HeartwrightPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Bret McKenzie as Martin and Keri Russell as Jane HayesPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: James Callis as Colonel Andrews, Ricky Whittle as Captain George East, Keri Russell as Jane Hayes, Jane Seymour as Mrs. Wattlesbrook and JJ Feild as Mr. Henry NobleyPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Rupert Vansittart as Mr. Wattlesbrook and Jane Seymour as Mrs. WattlesbrookPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: JJ Feild as Mr. Henry Nobley, Bret McKenzie as Martin and Keri Russell as Jane HayesPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Jennifer Coolidge as Miss Elizabeth Charming, James Callis as Colonel Andrews, Keri Russell as Jane Hayes, JJ Feild as Mr. Henry Nobley, Georgia King as Lady Amelia Heartwright and Ricky Whittle as Captain George EastPhoto by Giles Keyte, C
JJ Feild as Mr. Henry NobleyPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Keri Russell as Jane HayesPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Keri Russell as Jane Hayes and JJ Feild as Mr. Henry NobleyPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Keri Russell as Jane HayesPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Jane Seymour as Mrs. WattlesbrookPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Georgia King as Lady Amelia Heartwright, James Callis as Colonel Andrews, Jennifer Coolidge as Miss Elizabeth Charming, Bret McKenzie as Martin and Keri Russell as Jane HayesPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Rupert Vansittart as Mr. Wattlesbrook and Keri Russell as Jane HayesPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Director Jerusha HessPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Georgia King as Lady Amelia Heartwright, JJ Feild as Mr. Henry Nobley and Keri Russell as Jane HayesPhoto by Giles Keyte, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics