The Silver Bullet ~ Austenland

austenland

Synopsis: Obsessed with the BBC production of “Pride and Prejudice”, a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman.

Release Date:  August 16, 2013

Thoughts: Jane Austen has it all.  Endless TV and movie adaptations from and inspired by her handful of popular novels and now her very own theme park.  Well, at least the theme park created for Austenland, a frothy looking comedy that feels like it should have played on the Hallmark Channel over the Labor Day weekend.  Don’t get me wrong, I think the film looks nice and breezy thanks to some comedic input from Jennifer Coolidge but there’s something a little lacking in star Keri Russell.  It almost feels like this was intended to be a star-vehicle for someone else and Russell was a fourth or fifth choice.  Still, never underestimate the power of Austen and her ticket selling abilities.

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