The Jane Austen Book Club

2007 Drama/Romance Rated PG-13 106 Minutes

The Jane Austen Book Club

In Theaters September 21, 2007
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On Blu-ray February 5, 2008
On DVD Not Available

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As five women and one enigmatic man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen, they find their love lives playing out in a 21st century version of her novels. Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), is shocked when her husband Daniel (Jimmy Smits), leaves her after 20 plus years and three children. Jocelyn (Maria Bello), her unmarried best friend, distracts herself from her unacknowledged loneliness by breeding dogs. Prudie (Emily Blunt) is a young French teacher, in possession of a worthy husband yet distracted by persistent fantasies about sex with another man. The many times married Bernadette (Kathy Baker) develops a yearning for one more chance at happiness. Beautiful, risk-taking Allegra (Maggie Grace), Sylvia and Daniel�s lesbian daughter, has quit talking to her lover. And Grigg (Hugh Dancy), a young science fiction fan and computer whiz, seems horribly both out of place and obliviously at ease as the only man to be invited into the book circle.

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content, brief strong language and some drug use.

Box office gross: $3.3 million. View box office history.

Released by Sony Pictures Classics. See more credits.