American Jane Hayes is a Jane Austen ‘addict’. She heads to England to stay at Austenland – an Austen-themed holiday destination for those looking for the genuine 18th Century Pride and Prejudice experience.
At first the expensive holiday doesn’t seem all it’s cracked up to be. But then Jane has a romantic experience or two and this manages to keep her entertained and on her toes. But she doesn’t know what is real and what is fantasy. Will Jane indeed get her Mr Darcy in the end?
I actually didn’t mind this film. It isn’t a terribly sophisticated or clever picture by any means – but the acting is genuinely solid, the script is smooth, it’s light and funny, and it pushes all the right rom com buttons. In fact, without looking for too much, I think it’s rather sweet.