I really loved this movie. The acting was excellent, it was very well cast, and the story was engaging. I really like Anne Hathaway, and thought she made a great Jane Austen. The two main characters had awesome on screen chemistry. When they looked at each other, you just knew they were in love. It was also interesting to recognize little bits and pieces of different Jane Austen novels thrown into the movie. It was so well done, but I don't know if I ever want to watch it again.
Why, you might ask? Because it was incredibly depressing. Yes, I knew that Jane Austen never married. So I knew that some point, things were gonna get sad. But for some silly reason I was hoping for it all to work out. For the love story to have a happy ending. And, failing that, I didn't really expect that I would care about the characters so much. I really, really wanted things to work out between Jane and Tom Lefroy. It was one of those bawling movies for me.
It did all end okay. Jane obviously went on to become a great writer, as she had hoped, but it was just a bit of a melancholy ending. If the impossible could have happened, and she could have ended up happily ever after, this is a movie that I would buy and watch quite often.