Friday, August 24, 2007

Becoming Jane

For a movie that aims to show how Austen was transformed by a love affair into the great novelist, you would have thought a better title is "Becoming Austen." But Austen, played by Anne Hathaway, is all and always Jane in this film: unconventional, romantic, beautiful. She plays cricket better than the boys. She elopes with her lover, Lefroy. She has a supermodel figure. So the title is true to the real spirit of the film after all. Just don't look for Austen in it.


Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

Reminds me of Kate Hepburn in "Little Women". It was marvelous, but it wasn't Jo, the character that Alcott wrote.

Jee Leong Koh said...

I love the book, but have not seen the movie. (heading towards netflix...)