Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy give splendid performances as Jane and her real life Mr. Darcy. The writers and director did a masterful job sprinkling many storylines from her novels throughout the movie so true Jane fans will have a field day watching this movie. The look and feel are also first class as you think you’re watch one of the many classic film adaptations of her novels.
What’s impressive about Anne Hathaway is the depth of her research for her role of the legendary author. She read every one of her novels, letters and many biographies and critical essays on her real life. It’s interesting to note that Anne actually did her thesis at Vassar on Jane Austen! One could say she was destined to do this role.
Here’s the official trailer
Here’s an excellent interview of Anne Hathaway who discusses the real life Jane and the movie. It also includes a good clip from the movie.
Here’s a pivotal scene between Jane and her Tom
Here’s the full movie