Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Austenland (2013) Trailer & Clips!

There's been a lot of publicity lately about the new film Austenland (2013) based on the book by Shannon Hale. I haven't read the book so am not exactly sure whether to recommend it or the film but the whole idea of a Jane Austen fan going to a Regency themed resort sounds hilarious. The film is rated PG-13 so there will be some language and maybe some innuendo that won't be appropriate for young viewers.

Storyline: 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.

Official Trailer:

 Two Clips & Interview:
(for some reason the videos aren't staying in my post but there are links to clips and an interview below.)

Unmentionables Clip

Hunting Clip

Austenland at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Keri Russell as Jane Hayes (heroine)
Other Period Films: The Magic Of Ordinary Days

J.J. Feild as Mr. Henry Nobley
Other Period Films: Northanger Abbey (2007), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001), Poirot: Death On The Nile, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, Marple: Pale Horse, Captain America

Jane Seymour as Mrs. Wattlesbrook
Other Period Films: Our Mutual Friend (1976), Somewhere In Time, The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), Heidi (1993), Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (TV series), Marple: Ordeal By Innocence

Bret McKenzie as Martin
Other Films: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit

James Callis as Colonel Andrews
Other Period Films: Arabian Nights, The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999), Victoria and Albert, One Night With The King, BBC Merlin

Ricky Whittle as Captain George East
His first period film role.

Georgia King as Lady Amelia Heartwright
Other Period Films: Little Dorrit (2009), Jane Eyre (2006), The Shadow in the North, Poirot: Hollowe'en Party, BBC Merlin

Production Photos:
The costumes and scenery are bright and colorful!

Looks interesting, no?

Have you read Austenland?

Do you think you'll watch Austenland (2013)?

How would you like to go to a Jane Austen themed resort?


Analiese said...

This looks like a really fun/funny movie from the pictures. :) So many neat people from other movies - I would love to see Jane Seymour in something else!

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

I started to read the book last year, but I stopped not too far into it. There were, indeed, some objectionable things. That's not to say, however, that the movie will be the same... Though the pg-13 rating doesn't give me much hope for that. Still, I'm willing to give the movie a fair shot. :-)

Hayden said...

I am a HUGE fan of Shannon Hale, but I didn't care so much for this book. It had some funny parts, but also a lot of not-so-okay parts in it as well. However, I'd still be willing to watch the movie...on clearplay, of course :) The films stills look very fun- and it has several great actors/actresses in it!

Elizabeth said...

This is exciting!

I read the book a few years ago and from what I remember, it was pretty clean. I really enjoyed the story too.

I adore both Keri Russel and Jane Seymour and I'm glad they'll be in the film!

BanrĂ­on An Gheimhridh said...

I really want to see this now!

Abilaine said...

Oh my word! This looks so good ... Only I am not quite sure if I am going to try and watch it! :D

Anna Grace said...

Figwit. Just.....Figwit. Mindblown.

Actually, it looks like one of those movies that will end up being either really cute and nice or just annoying and terrible. We shall see, no?


Rebekah said...

I am hopefully optimistic for the movie. I tried the book....Should have stopped reading way before I did!....I tried skipping to see who she ended up with......Bad idea as I am still scarred. :).....

Julia Dvoretska said...

Thank you very much! I'll watch it, no doubt! And I love the idea about Jane Austen resort. I haven't read the book yet, but now i'm eager to read it. Jane Seymour is so wonderful! I love her in "Somewhere in Time". When i was a child, Doctor Quinn M. W. was my favourite :)

Julia Dvoretska said...

Thank you very much for your post! I'll watch Austenland, no doubt. I haven't read the book yet, but now i'm eager to read it. The idea of Jane Austen resort is very nice!

Charity U said...

Ahhh...I think I want to see it. The pictures look delightful! I haven't read "Austenland" yet, but it's on my to-read list...someday. :) Glad you posted about this and put it more strongly on my radar! :)

birdienl said...

Hehe, nice that you posted about this Miss Laurie! I'm so going to watch this movie, I love the trailer and the clips and love the whole idea of the story. If such a resort existed, I would certainly like to go some day!

Miss Jane Bennet said...

I wonder if Alexandra knows this yet...;)
This movie sounds pretty good- when it gets released I will definitely try to watch it!
Great post! :)

Emma Jane said...

Oh, it looks...dreadful, pardon me for saying so. I haven't actually read the book, but I examined it (which means I looked it over and read bits and pieces to form a general opinion of it) and I have pronounced it rubbish, so I am not at all surprised that this is what the movie looks like. And Jane Seymour is in it?? Is THAT what she's doing these days? My, how sad.
The whole story, I feel, is extremely mediocre, and not at all respectful to Pride and Prejudice and Mr. Darcy and especially Jane Austen. It seems like Jane is an over-obsessed fan who takes Pride and Prejudice (and all of Miss austen's novels) for something they're not, and making herself look extremely foolish because of the severity of her obsession. But that's just my opinion.

~Emma Jane

Anonymous said...

JJ Field's voice should be patented. It's so awesome. :)

Hamlette said...

They had me at J.J. Field and Jane Seymour. I'm not expecting it to be great, just hoping it will be fun :-D

Katelyn said...

Jane Seymour is back! And did anyone else see the cell phones and camera? :D too funny.

I'm not sure if I will see the movie or not. I'll probably read a review or two and go from there.

Alexandra said...


Because of Jane Seymour, of course. ;)

Seriously, I'm no Jane Austen fanatic (which judging from other comments may be a good thing going into this :)), but this looks right up my alley. The trailer looks hilarious! Definitely putting this on my to-view list. :)

The Reader said...

I enjoyed the book and can't wait for the movie!! JJ Field is a favourite of mine especially after watching Northanger Abbey.

Eliza said...

It is such a shame you haven't seen the film! It actually isn't like that at all. True, it does initially give that impression, but I think you would be pleasantly surprised if you see past the first 20 minutes or so!

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