TBT: Austenland (2013)


It’s a wonder Kendra never got around to even a mini-review of 2013’s Austenland, since she’s the devoted Jane-ophile of the bunch here at Frock Flicks HQ. Sure, I’ve read all the books, being the English lit geek, but the on-screen versions generally don’t float my boat unless Colin Firth or Emma Thompson are involved. And technically, this flick isn’t an Austen adaption, it’s a modern story of an Austen-obsessed women vacationing at Jane Austen interactive theme park experience of sorts. It’s also HI-LAR-IOUS, maybe even if you haven’t read Austen, but definitely if you have. The Regency-era costumes are also quite good, and there’s a cute rom-com plot for thems that like that sort of thing (JJ Field is adorable as the Darcy-like character, Mr. Henry Nobley).

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Trystan L. Bass

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A self-described ElderGoth, Trystan has been haunting the internet since the early 1990s. Always passionate about costume, from everyday office wear to outrageous twisted historical creations, she has maintained some of the earliest online costuming-focused resources on the web. Her costuming adventures are chronicled on her website, TrystanCraft. She also ran a popular fashion blog, This Is CorpGoth, dedicated to her “office drag.”

3 Responses

  1. Susan Pola Staples

    I’ve seen it and I lol all the way through. Loved the nouveau riche blonde.

  2. Saraquill

    I ignored it when I was on the plane, but I enjoyed the book enough to give it a couple of reads. If only there was an actual resort I can vacation to. Other people can romance, I’d be getting my history geek on.

  3. Lee Jones

    J.J. Feild also appeared in 2007’s “Northanger Abbey”. His Henry Tilney is my favorite Austen leading man.


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