A passionate romance with roguish barrister Tom Lefroy serves as the inspiration for the works of budding novelist Jane Austen in director Julian Jarrold’s prismatic drama set in late 18th century England. After rejecting a proposal from a neighbor’s rich but stolid nephew, Austen becomes increasingly drawn to impoverished young lawyer Lefroy — even as relatives and circumstances conspire to separate the couple.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Rated PG-13
After taking a job in the Big Apple as assistant to powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, small-town girl Andrea Sachs is thrilled — until the magic wears off, and she’s left feeling battered and used. But at least she looks fabulous, right? Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier and Emily Blunt co-star in this big-screen adaption of Lauren Weisbeger’s best-selling novel.
Ella Enchanted (2004) Rated PG
Ella of Frell is given the “gift of obedience” by a fairy, only to realize that it’s more of a curse because it could separate her from her true love, Prince Charmont. Will Ella manage to conjure a “cure” that enables her to live happily ever after? Cary Elwes and Minnie Driver co-star in this fantastical comedy based on the Newberry Award-winning children’s book by Gail Carson Levine.
The Princess Diaries (2001) Rated G
Impressive performances elevate director Garry Marshall’s frothy teen comedy about gawky Mia Thermopolis, a social outcast whose life changes drastically after learning she’s the heir to a tiny European principality’s throne. But as her royal grandmother schools Mia on the fine points of posture and conducting herself with gracious disdain, she becomes progressively at odds with her best friend.
Rachel Getting Married (2008) Rated R
Longstanding family conflicts resurface when drama queen Kym, a former model who’s been in and out of rehab for 10 years, returns to her parents’ home just before her sister Rachel’s wedding. Debra Winger co-stars as the girls’ emotionally distant mother in director Jonathan Demme’s critically acclaimed portrait of family angst and unrest.
Synopsis by Netflix.