By DAVID WEINER
February 11, 2014
Keri Russell dives into the deep end as a fan of the classic novelist of romance/class politics in Austenland, co-starring Jane Seymour and Jennifer Coolidge. Based on the bestselling novel by Shannon Hale, the comedy casts Keri as Jane, a woman who is so obsessed with all things Jane Austen that she spends her life savings on a trip to an eccentric resort where guests experience complete immersion in the Regency era. Armed with her bonnet, corset and needlepoint, Jane strives to avoid spinsterhood, but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life -- and maybe even love -- begins. Produced by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and co-starring JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie, Georgia King, Ricky Whittle and James Callis of Battlestar Galactica, bonus features include commentary with Meyer and director Jerusha Hess, plus a spirited Q&A with the cast of the film.