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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Literature/Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Literature/Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...


* AffirmativeActionGirl: [[spoiler: Inverted. Grigg starts out as the only guy in the book club, but both Dean and Daniel come to love Austen too and are part of the club one year later]].



* TheOneGuy: The book club has five women and only one man.

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* TheOneGuy: The book club has five women and only one man.man, Grigg. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, however, Dean and Daniel come to love Austen too and are part of the club one year later]].

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* AffirmativeActionGirl: [[spoiler: Inverted. Grigg starts out as the only guy in the book club, but both Dean and Daniel come to love Austen too and are part of the club one year later]].



* BathtubBonding: Allegra and Corinne have a date and meaningful conversation while taking a bath together. It's also a CandlelitBath.
* BeachEpisode: Near the end of the film, the club has one of their last meetings on the beach, paralleling the trip to Lyme in ''{{Literature/Persuasion}}''.



* ChekhovsGunman: Grigg is seen emailing his sister about Jocelyn's mixed messages. [[spoiler: The sister is the one who tells Jocelyn that Grigg CannotSpitItOut]].



* FirstNameBasis: Allegra laughs at Prudie for referring to Jane Austen by her first name.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Prudie is the one girl in the group who isn't friends with the others, and she's often at odds with them. Especially Allegra.
* GeekPhysiques: Averted. Grigg is a sci-fi geek but is shown to also be an avid cyclist.



* InnocentlyInsensitive: Dean cancels a trip to France at the start of the movie for a last minute baseball game, unaware how much his wife was looking forward to it.
* {{Irony}}: Prudie lampshades that she's a French teacher who has never been to France.



* LipstickLesbian: Allegra and her girlfriends.

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* LipstickLesbian: Allegra and her girlfriends. girlfriends are pretty feminine.
* LittleBlackDress: Jocelyn dons one of these for the library fundraiser.



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: A rare GenderFlip. All the male characters are defined by their statuses as the husbands or love interests of the females - Daniel for Sylvia, Dean and Trey for Prudie and even Grigg is in the group to be a match for Sylvia (but eventually falls for Jocelyn instead).



* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Definitely present, though done differently than other versions of the trope. Sci-fi {{Geek}} Grigg learns that Jane Austen is pretty cool, and Jocelyn likewise learns the same for sci-fi books.

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* TheOneGuy: The book club has five women and only one man.
* PartingWordsRegret: Prudie's mother dies in a car crash, and she laments that her last words were telling her to get out of her house.
* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Definitely present, though done differently than other versions of the trope. Sci-fi {{Geek}} Grigg learns that Jane Austen is pretty cool, and Jocelyn likewise learns the same for sci-fi books. The film also name drops Philip K Dick, who's considerably more modern than most writers who get mentioned in relation to this trope.


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* RelativeError: Grigg says he's bringing a woman to the meeting on the beach. [[spoiler: He means his sister]].


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* TeamMom: Bernadette, as the oldest member of the club, fills this role.


* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Prudie]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Since they often stand in for Lizzy and Darcy from PrideAndPrejudice, Jocelyn and Grigg.

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Prudie]]
[[spoiler:Prudie is pregnant in the one year later finale.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Since they often stand in for Lizzy and Darcy from PrideAndPrejudice, ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Jocelyn and Grigg.



* DawsonCasting: Kevin Zegers was in his early 20's while playing an 18-year-old high school senior. Perhaps inverted, since most of the cast play characters that, at least in the book, are generally about ten years older than their actor (though the ages were probably massaged to be more marketable).

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* DawsonCasting: Kevin Zegers was ComedyOfRemarriage: Daniel and Sylvia split up at the beginning but fall back in his early 20's while playing an 18-year-old high school senior. Perhaps inverted, since most love over the course of the cast play characters that, at least in film.
* CoolOldLady: Bernadette has been married six times, is always full of fun and acts as a TeamMom to
the book, are generally about ten years older than their actor (though book club.
* CrazyCatLady: Jocelyn is a crazy ''dog'' lady, who never dates and holds a funeral for one of her dogs at
the ages were probably massaged to be more marketable).beginning of the film.



* {{Expy}}: Pretty much everybody has their moment as this for one of Jane Austen's characters. HilarityEnsues.
* HospitalGurneyScene: Allegra.
* HospitalHottie: Dr. Samantha Yep.
* HotForStudent

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The end sequence has several characters with different hairstyles to show their character development; Prudie's fringe has grown out and she wears her hair off her face. Dean's longer hair has now been buzzed. Jocelyn is wearing her hair straight instead of curly. And Bernadette has let her short hair grow out to shoulder-length.
* {{Expy}}: Pretty much everybody has their moment as this for one of Jane Austen's characters. HilarityEnsues.
characters:
** Bernadette is Mrs Gardiner of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''.
** Jocelyn is the titular ''{{Literature/Emma}}''.
** Sylvia is Fanny Price of ''Literature/MansfieldPark''.
** Prudie is Anne Elliot of ''{{Literature/Persuasion}}''.
** Allegra is Marianne of ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility''.
** Grigg represents all of Jane Austen's misunderstood male characters.
* HospitalGurneyScene: Allegra.
Allegra twice, first after sky diving and secondly after rock climbing.
* HospitalHottie: Dr. Samantha Yep.
Yep, although she's a doctor rather than a nurse.
* HotForStudentHotForStudent: Prudie is attracted to one of her students Trey.
* ImportantHaircut: Downplayed, but Sylvia straightens her hair as her confidence grows.
* LatinLover: [[spoiler: Bernadette shows up married to one at the end]].
* LesbianJock: Allegra is a lesbian and also an extreme sports enthusiast. She's seen sky diving and rock climbing throughout the film.



* MrsRobinson: [[spoiler:Prudie]] falls in love with her high school student. Hilarity does NOT ensue.
** Also Jocelyn is older than Grigg.
* MuseAbuse
* NerdsAreSexy: Grigg.

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* MrsRobinson: [[spoiler:Prudie]] falls MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: Dr Samantha Yep is the only partner not shown in love with her high school student. Hilarity does NOT ensue.
** Also Jocelyn is older than Grigg.
the end sequence, leaving it ambiguous if she and Allegra got together or not]].
* MuseAbuse
MuseAbuse: Corinne turns out to have been writing stories based off Allegra's experiences.
* NerdsAreSexy: Grigg. Grigg is athletic and presented as a {{Hunk}} in addition to his love of sci-fi.



* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Definitely present, though done differently than other versions of the trope. Sci-fi {{Geek}} Grigg learns that Jane Austen is pretty cool, and Jocelyn likewise learns the same for sci-fi books.
* RealMenWearPink: Grigg ends up really loving Jane Austen's books. [[spoiler: As do Daniel and Dean eventually]].
* SciFiGhetto: In-universe. Jocelyn initially doesn't read Grigg's books because of the ghetto, preferring books about "real people". [[spoiler: When she finally reads the ones he's lent her, she reads them all in one night and tries to find the next one at a news stand in the morning]].




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* SlobsVersusSnobs:
** French teacher, classic literature loving Prudie (Snob) and her sports-loving, slightly boorish husband Dean (Slob).
** Sci-fi geek Grigg (Slob), Austen enthusiast Jocelyn (Snob).
* TokenMinorityCouple: Allegra is mixed race and both her love interests in the film are the black Corinne and the Asian Samantha.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Literature/Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Literature/Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''{{Persuasion}}''.''Literature/{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...


Adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 novel about six people brought together by the novels of Creator/JaneAusten. Written and directed by Robin Swicord (who also wrote ''LittleWomen'', ''[[MemoirsOfAGeisha Memoirs of a Geisha]]'', and ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton The Curious Case of Benjamin Button]]'' screenplays).

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Adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 novel about six people brought together by the novels of Creator/JaneAusten. Written and directed by Robin Swicord (who also wrote ''LittleWomen'', ''[[MemoirsOfAGeisha Memoirs of a Geisha]]'', ''Film/LittleWomen'', ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', and ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton The Curious Case of Benjamin Button]]'' ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'' screenplays).


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Literature/Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Literature/Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''MansfieldPark'', ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Emma}}'', ''{{Literature/Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...

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->''"Love is an act of sanity!"''
-->-- '''Jocelyn'''

Adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 novel about six people brought together by the novels of Creator/JaneAusten. Written and directed by Robin Swicord (who also wrote ''LittleWomen'', ''[[MemoirsOfAGeisha Memoirs of a Geisha]]'', and ''[[TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton The Curious Case of Benjamin Button]]'' screenplays).

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Prudie]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Since they often stand in for Lizzy and Darcy from PrideAndPrejudice, Jocelyn and Grigg.
* ChickFlick: Mostly about romance - when it's not about Creator/JaneAusten.
* DawsonCasting: Kevin Zegers was in his early 20's while playing an 18-year-old high school senior. Perhaps inverted, since most of the cast play characters that, at least in the book, are generally about ten years older than their actor (though the ages were probably massaged to be more marketable).
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Each character mirrors one of Austen's novel plots (though not necessarily the same plot they mirror in the book...). Jocelyn enacts ''{{Emma}}'', Sylvia performs ''MansfieldPark'', Grigg does ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey'', Bernadette prances through ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Allegra stumbles along in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', and Prudie finally makes it through ''{{Persuasion}}''. Of course, each of them also tends to cross over into other novels as well...
* {{Expy}}: Pretty much everybody has their moment as this for one of Jane Austen's characters. HilarityEnsues.
* HospitalGurneyScene: Allegra.
* HospitalHottie: Dr. Samantha Yep.
* HotForStudent
* LipstickLesbian: Allegra and her girlfriends.
* MatchmakerCrush: Jocelyn tries to set Sylvia up with Grigg [[spoiler: but ends up falling for him herself]].
* MrsRobinson: [[spoiler:Prudie]] falls in love with her high school student. Hilarity does NOT ensue.
** Also Jocelyn is older than Grigg.
* MuseAbuse
* NerdsAreSexy: Grigg.
* NiceGuy: Grigg. Actually nice, though.
* ShipperOnDeck: Jocelyn for Grigg and Sylvia. [[spoiler: See above for how it ends]].

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