“Austenland” is a clumsy comedy built on the shaky ground that separates broad, low spoof from straight romance. Lumbering along, miscast and ugly to look at, it’s a faintly promising idea utterly botched by Jerusha Hess, the less talented co-writer/director wife of Jared “Napoleon Dynamite” Hess.
Keri Russell is the least charming and least convincing she’s ever been as plain Jane Hayes who grew up enthralled by the novels of Jane Austen, stuck in bad relationships that have no prayer of measuring up to the epic love affairs of “Pride and Prejudice” or “Sense and Sensibility.”
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Rated PG-13: some suggestive content and innuendo
Running time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
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