Directed by Robin Swicord, with Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Kathy Baker and Hugh Dancy. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. 1 hour, 45 mins. PG-13 (discreet sexual content, brief drugs, brief profanity). Playing at: Ritz East.
The Jane Austen Book Club is where Sex and the City meets Sense and Sensibility. Wildness is tempered by hard-won wisdom. The process of reading and talking about an Austen classic enables members to learn to live and to love more fully.
Robin Swicord's likeable and breezy adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's novel is about how six people reading the same book have six different interpretations. For the reader, the book is a hand mirror reflecting personal experience.