Jane Austen Book Club (the movie & book)

Movie: The Jane Austen Book Club

Cast: Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brennen, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits and Hugh Dancy.

Explores Austen's adage that general incivility is at love's essence. Sylvia's husband dumps her for another woman, so Bernadette and Jocelyn organize a book club to distract her. They recruit Sylvia's daughter Allegra; Prudie, a young teacher whose marriage may be on the rocks; and Grigg, a sci-fi fan who joins out of attraction to Jocelyn. The six read and discuss one Austen novel per month. Jocelyn tries to interest Grigg in Sylvia; Allegra falls in love with a woman she meets skydiving; Prudie contemplates an affair with a student; Sylvia's ex keeps popping up. In the discussions, characters reveal themselves in their comments. By the end, are truths universally acknowledged?

My Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Not only is it inspired by the amazing Jane Austen but life once again imitates art. Your heart strings will experience tragedy, love, forbidden passion, understanding and forgiveness.

The interaction and comradery of the characters made me yearn for my close knit friends to sit at a local Starbucks or in our homes sipping on red wine and have inspirational and throught provoking conversations. Discuss life, love and how not only to guide each other but also inspire one another. This movie inspired me to go out and explore everything new with a fair amount of self control and wonder... "What Would Jane Do?"

I recommend not only the movie but the book to ALL Jane Austen fans.