This week the movie Austenland will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Austenland is the film adaptation of author Shannon Hale’s book by the same name. It is the first film to be produced by Stephenie Meyer’s production company Fickle Fish Films.
To celebrate, they are doing a giveaway!
AUSTENLAND premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday and to celebrate, we want to put a little Jane Austen in your life! Be one of the first 500 fans to “Like” us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter and you could win an Austenland Themed Gift Bag! *Two random winners will be chosen after we reach 500 likes/followers.
Jane’s life-size paper doll of Mr. Darcy and her “I Love Darcy” tote may be tattered, but even in her thirties, she hasn’t grown out of her obsession with all things Jane Austen. Careworn by love, she saves enough to fulfill her dream of stepping into Austen’s world and heads to Austenland for an “immersive” vacation to eschew all things modern. And it couldn’t be more perfect. There’s an imposing manor with verdant grounds for afternoon promenades, rosy-faced servants, trusty steeds for hunting expeditions, gilded drawing rooms for evenings spent in polite conversation, and, yes, gallant young suitors. Unfortunately, due to limited funds, she’s relegated to lesser quarters and drearier costumes than fellow bachelorette guests, but her cares melt away as she catches the eye of a young footman, and she’s swept into a romantic adventure she could never have imagined.Will fantasy and reality merge for Jane? A wickedly funny, irreverent comedy, featuring a malapropism-peppered performance by Jennifer Coolidge and an impeccable cast of archetypal characters, Austenland hits all the right notes of the Regency era and our curious infatuation with it. – C. L.