The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Conociendo a Jane Austen es una película del año 2007, escrita y dirigida por Robin Swicord y protagonizada por Maria Bello, Emily Blunt y Kathy Baker. Está basada en el libro de Karen Joy Fowler del mismo nombre.
Cinco mujeres y un hombre se reúnen para comentar y discutir los libros escritos por Jane Austen. A medida que pasa el tiempo, verán como sus relaciones comienzan a tener similitud con las descritas en los mismos libros que leen.
The Jane Austen Book Club is a 2007 American romantic drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord. The screenplay, adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Karen Joy Fowler, focuses on a book club formed specifically to discuss the six novels written by Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen’s literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
The book club is the brainchild of fiftysomething six-time divorcée Bernadette, who latches onto the idea when she meets Prudie, a prim, married high school French teacher in her mid-20s, at a Jane Austen film festival. Her concept is to have six members discuss all of Austen’s six novels, with each member hosting the group once a month. Also inducted into the club are Sylvia, a fortysomething librarian who recently has separated from her philandering lawyer husband Daniel after more than two decades of marriage; Sylvia’s 20-something lesbian daughter Allegra; Jocelyn, a happily unmarried control freak and breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks who has been Sylvia’s friend since childhood; and Grigg, a science fiction fan who’s roped into the group by Jocelyn with the hope he and Sylvia will prove to be a compatible match.
As the months pass, each of the members develops characteristics similar to those of Austen’s characters and reacts to events in their lives in much the same way their fictional counterparts would.