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The Jane Austen Book Club [videorecording] /

by Calley, John; Lynn, Julie; Napper, Diana; Swicord, Robin; Baker, Kathy; Bello, Maria; Blucas, Marc; Blunt, Emily; Brenneman, Amy; Dancy, Hugh; Grace, Maggie; Smits, Jimmy; Zegers, Kevin; Redgrave, Lynn; Fowler, Karen Joy; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm); Mockingbird Pictures; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1424883059:; 9781424883059.Language note: English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.Title notes: $19.99 3/11/2008Subject(s): Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- California -- Sacramento -- Drama | Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Characters -- Drama | Friendship -- California -- Sacramento -- Drama | Sacramento (Calif.) -- Drama | Clubes del libro -- California -- Sacramento -- Teatro | Amistad -- California -- Sacramento -- Teatro | Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- California -- Sacramento -- Drama | Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Characters -- Drama | Friendship -- California -- Sacramento -- Drama | Sacramento (Calif.) -- Drama | Romance -- Feature | Comedy -- Feature | Feature films | Comedy films | Romantic comedy films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Fiction films | Feature filmsCast: Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Marc Blucas, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Zegers, Lynn Redgrave.Summary: A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfold over the months.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Robin Swicord's adaptation of the novel The Jane Austen Book Club concerns a group of women and a man who meet regularly to discuss the works of the popular author, but soon discover their lives are playing out much like one of the author's fictional worlds. Among the members of the club are Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), a recent divorcée; Bernadette (Kathy Baker), who has decided to accept her advancing age; and Prudie (Emily Blunt), who feels guilty about her persistent fantasies of cheating on her loving husband. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

$19.99 3/11/2008

DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Marc Blucas, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Zegers, Lynn Redgrave.

Director of photography, John Toon ; film editor, Maryann Brandon ; music composed by Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Johnetta Boone ; production designer, Rusty Smith.

Based on the book by Karen Joy Fowler.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material, sexual content, brief strong language, and some drug use.

A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfold over the months.

Special features: Deleted scenes; Cast and crew commentary; Behind-the-scenes, the life of Jane Austen; The book club: deconstructed; Los Angeles premiere.

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