Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen–crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency–era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Everything rings false, and the spectacle of bad actors pretending to be bad actors may trouble your sleep for some time.Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 09.02.2013
Hess has made a classic rookie mistake: Any spoof has to be at least as smart as the thing it's spoofing, and this one's twice as dumb.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 08.29.2013
"Austenland" understands Austen's enduring romantic appeal but has no use for her deeper themes of class, wealth and gender inequality.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 09.12.2013
No matter how bleak things seem, Austen's characters always manage to find a euphoric and contagious happiness. And that kind of feeling needs to be earned. It can't be replicated with a checklist of plot points.Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 08.22.2013