It's a disappointment,
To be frank, I didn't think that Anne Hathaway can be a good Jane Austen,
But then again I thought that maybe she can, after all I never thought that Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche can be good Wuthering Heights Heathcliff and Catharine and they turned out great , but in Anne Hathaway case, there were no surprises, she was as expected, a bad Jane !
Actually, the movie as a whole lacks the depth of the writers story, it says on the surface, it's like it tells the story of an ordinary girl who lived in certain age in England, it's NOT telling a story about a certain lady who became one of the most important female writers! The screenplay lacks a lot, and the directing didn't help much.
The only good thing about the movie is , and I dare say, the wonderful James McAvoy, this guy has the ability to add freshness and goodness to the movies he's in,
Especially to this one, which would have nothing to brag about if it didn't have McAvoy ( I sound like I have a crush on the guy, Ha)!!!
One thing for sure, Jane Austen deserves a much better movie, !
Maybe one day she can get that!
Horton: All right, I gotta get this speck up to the top of Mount Nool A.S.A.P, whatever that means, probably act swiftly awesome packaderm! I mean, how hard can that be?
--Horton hears a who, 2008