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First Look: The Jane Austen Book Club

First off, I got through this entire trailer for The Jane Austen Book Club, which opens in limited release September 21, without realizing Emily Blunt is playing the lead with the bobbed haircut. With her American accent and lack of pretense she is simply transformed. Secondly, she has this exchange which made me laugh out loud:

Man: High school is over.
Emily Blunt, tearfully: High school is never over!

Finally, this is one case in which the movie looks more intriguing than the book was. I'm not sure what it was about the book, exactly, I just found it to be a little on the bland side — though I enjoyed the way author Karen Joy Fowler structured the novel around Jane Austen's works. That aspect worked quite nicely.

This looks like it just might successfully accomplish what Evening failed to do: Make a rich, compelling and entertaining woman-led movie based on a novel. My high hopes from Evening have officially been transferred to The Jane Austen Book Club, so to see what I'm talking about,


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swindygal swindygal 10 years
Look interesting, but its a girls night out movie. DH wouldn't be interested AT ALL :-)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
Wow, I can't believe that's Emily Blunt! Her accent is really good, IMO.
Sandybfan Sandybfan 10 years
I have to see this!! I love Emily Blunt
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
My mom just bought me the book out of the $0.99 bargain bin. I tried reading it but was rather bored. I do love Jane Austen, but I just couldn't get into it. I may try again, but only if I'm really bored. I can't watch the trailer now, but may check out the movie.
MissVecchio MissVecchio 10 years
I love all things jane austen... but seriously, this movie looks SOOOO boring. I don't think i'll bother seeing it!
jewelsugar jewelsugar 10 years
Evening over-hyped itself into being a let-down. I hope this one redeems it for ya!
dixierain68 dixierain68 10 years
Looks like a movie I would enjoy. Best part of the trailer - when she bumped her head on the window looking at the guy. lol
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
it does look good. i hope you're right about it being a good book to movie.
infraredflower infraredflower 10 years
I can't waaait for this movie! It's one of my favorite books. :)
lady-T lady-T 10 years
best part - "im the spoon and he's the tub of ice-cream" or something like that :)
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
This looks like a movie that will make me cry in some scenes. I'm so there. lol. But doesn't Emily Blunt sound like she still has a bit of an accent? Her voice, to me, doesn't sound as American as Maria Bello or Maggie Grace if that makes scene. will watch it though in theaters or DVD.
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
Oops! Sorry, I meant to include the release date; just added it. This comes out in limited release September 21. No word on when it'll be in wide release, but I'll keep you posted!
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
When does this come out!? And yes that is Riley from the 4th season of buffy. I hate Riley. Whatever though. :D
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 10 years
I enjoyed the book - looking forward to catching this flick.
buffyrulez buffyrulez 10 years
Isn't it this guy from Buffy? Riley or something?
BowerySugar BowerySugar 10 years
That looks so cute! Jane Austen deserves a book club
spacebear spacebear 10 years
Looks good. I didn't recognize Maggie Grace. Ohh and it looks like there is lots of eye candy!
Lindsb Lindsb 10 years
That does look great!! A lot of great women, too.. that should come together really well..
mandykw mandykw 10 years
I MUST SEE THIS! When does it come out?
Advah Advah 10 years
I really like Maria Bello, but to be honest the most exciting part of the trailer to me is that it features one of Paolo Nutini's songs..
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