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Becoming Jane: A Film Review

Anne Hathaway is Jane Austen in Becoming Jane, a 2007, British-Irish biographical film. Except for the scene that comes just after the title cards, where Reverend George Austen and Mrs. Austen engage in an early morning sexual intimacy on their bed, this film is watchable and on occasions, par excellence. Jane Austen is the youngest daughter of Reverend George Austen, who is the topic of some heated debates at her home regarding her marriage.
One day, Thomas Lefroy, aka Tom visits the na├»ve, green, and mostly agricultural countryside, after being “punished” by his wealthy uncle, Judge Langlois for a short stay, away from the mischievous and promiscuous city life. Thomas Lefroy is a young lawyer who is into many adventures that seem nasty and indecent for the status of a gentle man.
Lefroy stays with another of his uncle in the country, where he meets Jane. It is not a love at first sight, but fall in love they do. In fact, in the beginning, Jane was furious about Lefroy’s response tow…