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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

Austenland trailer: this is the movie Sony Pictures Classics doesn’t want men to see

This is the flick I wrote about recently, the marketing campaign for which has a big NO BOYS ALLOWED sign all over it. And you know what? Maybe that’s a good thing. Because it appears that this will only reinforce the notion that a single woman of increasing age must be in want of a husband above all else.


US/Canada release date: Aug 16 2013 | UK release date: Sep 27 2013
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  • Allan Bassil

    Yeah, I think you are right. As tiresome as the “In A World / Now / One Man blah blah blah” endlessly repeated theme has become.

  • singlestick

    Could “Austenland” be any worse than “We’re the Millers?” No one, male or female, should be allowed to see that dreck.

  • Actually, it’s a potentially fun satire on costuming and pseudo-reality shows taking over real life.

  • RogerBW

    This trailer certainly makes it look like a welcome relief for people who found The Heat too challenging.

  • Beowulf

    The reviews of this I’ve seen so far seem to suggest that this is another “You need a man to be complete” warning to women.

  • AA

    Ummm, a whole world (with a real budget and business plan) revolving around catering to a woman’s fantasy? Regardless of the fantasy and cute guys aside, that sort of kowtowing is very seductive. Add in the plucky heroine bucking the pre-set socio-economic hierarchy in pursuit of her goals — this could be a hilarious rom-com.

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