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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mormon Movie Review: ***Austenland
Austenland is a different kind of movie. What would happen if we could go back to the era of the Jane Austen books, and there have interactions and love stories just like in those books, Pride and Prejudice, or Sense and sensibility. This movie gives us a confusion between what is real and what is not; and then makes an effort at resolving that confusion. This is a romantic comedy set today but in the past. This is an enjoyable film. There is some kissing and some innuendo, but nothing inappropriate. Kerri Russel plays Jane Hayes. This should be considered a Mormon movie as it is based on a book written by a Mormon (Shannon Hale), and script co-written by a Mormon (Jerusha Hess) and produced by Jared Hess.