Bret to star in "Austenland"

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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Nancy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:36 pm

But this was a big theater!
With only 8 people in it, but Austenland had more than Woody Allen's movie.
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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Venus » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:25 am

Yes, the cinema we went to is quite a big, high-profile cinema with typically large screens but Austenland was screened in a small room. Perhaps the smallest screening room I've been in but it was nice. :) And there were laughs from others who were there too.

Loved JJ Feild's Hobbit line too! He's said in interviews that he improvised that line :)
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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Venus » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:05 pm

Bret on Austenland:
The most imminent piece of McKenzie's work that Kiwis can see is his role in Austenland, an off-beat addition to the oeuvre of film-maker Jerusha Hess, who co-wrote and directed Napoleon Dynamite and Gentlemen Broncos with her husband, Jared. It tells the tale of an American woman obsessed with the works of Jane Austen, who goes to a boutique Austen-themed fantasy getaway weekend, where she intends to have a romantic encounter with a Mr Darcy type.

"It's my rom-com debut," he says. "I don't know if I'll get to do another one but it's a really fun, kooky rom-com, one of the most kooky you're ever likely to see. It hasn't done great with the critics, but I think they were expecting something more literary, and instead it's really this kind of hilarious romp. It's about crazy fandom and it's a very broad comedy."

"The servants around the grounds, for example, the guards and butlers, they're all very well-endowed, with socks down their lederhosen, or whatever they're called, breeches, pantaloons. But it's hilarious, they look sort of like porn-star judges. And Jennifer Coolidge, who is always brilliant, is just wildly out of control, which was great to watch."

Full interview

Austenland is out in NZ on October 17.
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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Venus » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:06 pm

Looks like Austenland is screening at the British Film Festival in various places around Australia in Nov/Dec so here's the info in case you can make it to a screening, gibbs. :)
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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Great H » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:13 pm

It's just about to open here in NZ - I saw an advance screening the other night...
LOVED it!!!
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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby gibbsrus » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:19 pm

Just when I had almost lost all hope..... hanging in there still :D

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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Venus » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:05 pm

Glad you enjoyed Austenland, H! You don't have to be a huge Austen fan to enjoy the film. Hope it's going down well in NZ. :)

TVNZ interview with Bret and other members of the Austenland cast
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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby LauraK » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:43 pm

I suck. Missed it in the short time it played here. :/ I'm sure I'll see it on DVD...

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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Venus » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:32 pm

The DVD/Blu-Ray is due to be released on Feb 11th 2014! It's available for pre-order on Amazon here. :)
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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Nancy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:07 am

Oh how nice to have it in my movie library so I can play scenes over and over, and over, and over, and over, and over... :drool:
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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby gibbsrus » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:08 pm

Just checked online..... Austenland WILL still be at the cinema (the ONLY cinema) showing it in Sydney when we are there next week!!! I am SOOOOOO excited!!!!! :D

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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Nancy » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:09 pm

Yay, gibbs!!! :yay: :biggrin: :bounce: :whitey:
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I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby gibbsrus » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:25 pm

Printed the tickets, just in case, so they can't say 'it's not showing anymore'!! :) I hate to say it, but I think I am more excited about seeing the movie than the Lion King!!! :P I got to see the Lion King during it's opening year on Broadway, but it is amazing, but Bret, BIG Bret on BIG screen????? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Nancy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:25 pm

Ah yes, gibbs, I remember thinking the same thing as I was watching it!!! :P
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Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!

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Re: Bret to star in "Austenland"

Postby Great H » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:35 am

Let us know what you think Gibbs! :D


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