Friday, January 27, 2017

Movie Review: ****Northanger Abbey (2007)

This film features felicity Jones as Miss Catherine Morland, the young woman taken by reading too m any novels, and who falls for the son, Henry (JJ Feild) of General Tilney.  However another suitor, John Thorpe (William Beck) is also making a play for her, and at time telling her falsehoods to get her to go with him.   However the general invites Morland to Northanger Abbey, thinking she is a rich heiress.  However when he discovers he was mistaken, he kicks her out of the house.  In the meantime, Morland's imagination has gotten the better of her, and she thinks perhaps the general killed his wife.  This turns Henry off, and Morland leaves the home disgraced, thinking Henry has told his father of her imaginings, and for this reason she is kicked out.  Henry follows her home, expresses his disappointment in his father, and confesses his love.  And we assume the live happily, although outside of Northanger Abbey.
I enjoyed this show.  There a a couple times it made me laugh; and with most Jane Austen stories, it leaves you feeling good at the end.

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