Summer Movie Preview: ""Becoming Jane""

    With dark lighting, British accents and a mushy dialogue, it’ll be interesting to see how many summer movie watchers will be able to stay awake through Director Julian Jarrold’s new Brit-lit feature starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy.

    Based on the little that is known of world-renowned author Jane Austen’s life pre-fame and the love life which inspired her novels, “”Becoming Jane”” will surely spark a fair amount of skepticism among avid-readers. A misunderstood feminist in 19th century England, Austen was a woman with incredible passion for life and writing, forced to live in a world where choosing the right husband took precedence over all other things. The film, which also stars “”Harry Potter”” actresses Maggie Smith and Julie Walters as well as James Cromwell, centers around Austen’s relationship with Tom Lefroy, a young Irishman she can’t live with or without. While it is obviously a romantic chick flick bound to induce enough “”oohs”” and “”awws”” to make you queasy, with a change of roles for Hathaway, the story has potential, so long as the dialogue isn’t dull enough to lull the audience to sleep. Aug. 3.

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