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Jane Austen In Manhattan

2

If there is such a thing, this 1980 comedy is for Merchant Ivory completists only. Self-consciously clever but uncontrolled, it riffs on a Jane Austen play, which two teachers (Robert Powell and Anne Baxter) are tussling over, while trying to bring it to the stage. So the scene is set for all kinds of debates about art, history and culture, none of which add up to anything more than a lot of auto-Austen-obsessing over Jane's navel. Go read Pride And Prejudice instead.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 1st 2004

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