Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

DVD - 2008
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Romance novel addict Catherine Morland is taken to Bath, England by the wealthy Mr. and Mrs. Allen and introduces her to Georgian society. She meets the social-climbing Isabella and John Thorpe. She also meets the handsome Henry Tilney and his elegant sister, Eleanor. After making an impression on Henry and Eleanor's father, the Tilneys invite her to their country mansion, Northanger Abbey. Catherine falls in love with Henry but soon realizes that love can be fickle and that money is a more important consideration in the marriage business than love alone.

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ArapahoeAlyson Jun 25, 2017

For anyone who has ever confused their life with a gothic romance!


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amyraeweaver Apr 27, 2019

Northanger Abbey is my ideal Jane Austen novel: funny, sarcastic, with a romantic lead who’s far more charming than Mr. Darcy and a heroine who’d be WAY into Twilight if she’d been born a few hundred years later. This adaptation is as good or better than the book, featuring Felicity Jones in one of her first grownup roles. She’s a rabbit-faced Catherine with a deliciously runaway imagination, while J.J. Field makes his irreverent Reverend Henry Tilney utterly enchanting. It’s easy to see how they end up making an excellent pair.

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Bookworm39
Apr 25, 2019

I liked this film. Jane Austen's stories are always good. Wish the film was a little longer.

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Palomino
Apr 16, 2019

Don't waste your time. The story is stupid and so is the heroine. I picked this because J. J. Feild is so cute, and I give a second star because the castle is freaking gorgeous.

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ccmccolligan
Feb 14, 2019

Both Catherine and Henry Tilney are expertly portrayed in this delightful version. Viewers will laugh and cringe at the adominable John Thorpe and his sister Isabella

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WinstonO
Jan 21, 2019

I love reading Jane Austen's stories but also watching the many different productions of her stories. I enjoyed this story many times, but this version was very disappointing to me. The depiction followed the story but it seemed abbreviated. I thought the acting was stiff and the interactions between the actors was almost awkward.

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Booksss14
Jul 08, 2017

A delightfully adorable movie! Very well done, and I, having read the book twice, can testify that it does a very good job of following the novel. Felicity Jones and JJ Feild were excellent as the hero and heroine and were so adorable!!

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patch666
Jun 10, 2017

Good fun English film>> Felicity Jones is the reason to watch > she is fantastic

EuSei Nov 23, 2015

I never read Miss Austen's book, so I cannot judge this movie based upon it, but it was very enjoyable. (And if this movie is faithful to her book, Miss Austen created a story exposing the negative influence books may have upon immature mindd--which I completely agree!) I loved JJ Feild as Henry Tilney--he perfectly incarnated Austen's ideal male. While Felicity Jones looked a bit too silly at times, I am inclined to believe that was the way her character was to be portrayed. Beautiful scenery, lovely music, and fantastic costumes. Worth watching.

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karatemaster
Nov 11, 2015

Great acting, interesting plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie version.

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dprodrig
Oct 02, 2015

The movie is not too bad, given the source material. This is definitely one of Austen's weakest stories and it shows.

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EuSei Nov 23, 2015

Henry Tilney: I have to say, there is a kind of vampirism. No, let's just say that all houses have their secrets, and Northanger is no exception.

EuSei Nov 23, 2015

Jane Austen: "To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of 26 and 18 is to do pretty well. Catherine and Henry were married, and in due course the joys of wedding gave way to the blessing of a christening. The bells rang and everyone smiled. No one more than so than Eleanor, whose beloved's sudden ascension to title and fortune finally allowed them to marry. I leave it to be settled whether the tendency of this story be to recommend parental tyranny or to reward filial disobedience."

EuSei Nov 23, 2015

Henry Tilney to Catherine Morland: Let me instead tell you what I said to him. I told him that I felt myself bound to you, by honor, by affection, and by a love so strong that nothing he could do could deter me from...

Laura_X Jan 26, 2015

Any vampires? Don't say vampires. I could bear anything, but not vampires.

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Monolith
Nov 21, 2012

Henry Tilney: "...Your imagination may be overactive, but your instinct was true. Our mother did suffer grievously and at the hands of our father. Do you remember I spoke of a kind of vampirism?" Catherine Morland: "Yes." Henry Tilney: "Perhaps it was stupid to express it so, but we did watch him drain the LIFE out of her, with his coldness and his cruelty. He married her for her money, you see. She thought it was for love. It was a long time until she knew his heart was cold. No vampires, no blood. The worst crimes... are the crimes of the heart."

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