Thoughts: The cast was nothing less than stellar. Maggie Smith as a formidable lady of quality, Anne Hathaway as an independent Jane Austen, and James McAvoy as her dashing and impoverished beau – all stunning, and all wonderful. I’m impressed by those three anew in every place I see them. I know probably all of you have seen this, but in case I have a random reader who hasn’t gotten to it yet, I don’t want to give anything away. Watch if for yourself, and enjoy it as I did. The dialogue is witty, the costumes are gorgeous (with the exception of Jane's ball gown), the setting and characters scream authentic. It’s fun, it’s well-done, it’s beautiful.
A couple of favorite quotes to end with…
“Nothing destroys spirit like poverty.” - Mr. Austen
“I am never mistaken.” – Maggie Smith as Lady Gresham (indeed?!)