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Austenland (August 16)

Unseasonable premise: The title refers to a Westworld–like vacation resort, where Jane Austen fanatics can live out their fantasies of high-culture courtship. Among the guests is Jane (Keri Russell), whose obsession with Colin Firth’s portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the BBC Pride And Prejudice has screwed up her love life.
Reasons to seek it out: The premise is cute, though it seems slightly out of the wheelhouse of writer-director Jerusha Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre).
Crossover appeal: Moderate. The mixed reviews from Sundance aren’t likely to affect Austenland’s prospects. But who will Sony Pictures Classics market the film to? It could be too broad for actual Austen fans, too Austen-ish for broad comedy fans.

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