The Jane Austen Book Club [videorecording] / Sony Pictures Classics presents a John Calley/Robin Swicord production in association with Mockingbird Pictures ; produced by John Calley, Julie Lynn, Diana Napper ; written for the screen and directed by Robin Swicord.
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
Video 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Comedy films. Romantic comedy films. Film adaptations. Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Fiction films. Feature films. Romance films.
English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfolds over the months.
Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Marc Blucas, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Kevin Zegers, Lynn Redgrave.
Director of photography, John Toon ; film editor, Maryann Brandon ; music composed by Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Johnetta Boone ; production designer, Rusty Smith.
Based on the book by Karen Joy Fowler. Aspect ratio 1.78:1. Originally released as a motion picture in 2007. Special features: Deleted scenes; Cast and crew commentary; Behind-the-scenes, the life of Jane Austen; The book club: deconstructed; Los Angeles premiere.