Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen’s literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships — both old and new — begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.
Explores Austen’s adage that general incivility is at love’s essence. Sylvia’s husband dumps her for another woman, so Bernadette and Jocelyn organize a book club to distract her. They recruit Sylvia’s daughter Allegra; Prudie, a young teacher whose marriage may be on the rocks; and Grigg, a sci-fi fan who joins out of attraction to Jocelyn. The six read and discuss one Austen novel per month. Jocelyn tries to interest Grigg in Sylvia; Allegra falls in love with a woman she meets skydiving; Prudie contemplates an affair with a student; Sylvia’s ex keeps popping up. In the discussions, characters reveal themselves in their comments. By the end, are truths universally acknowledged? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Tagline:||You don’t have to know the books to be in the club.|
|Cast:||Amy Brenneman, Emily Blunt, Gwendoline Yeo, Hugh Dancy, Jimmy Smits, Kathy Baker, Kevin Zegers, Lynn Redgrave, Maggie Grace, Marc Blucas, Maria Bello, Nancy Travis, Parisa Fitz-Henley|
|Director:||Jan McWilliams, Robin Swicord|