“James Merifield’s elaborate production design compounds the Austen illusion and the parody, decorating the manor and its grounds with so many details that Austen infinity sets in. So will the demand to see that spectacle multiple times. The comedy of Merifield’s eclectic Regency baroque, like the Austen costumes, the wild accents and gags with a cardboard standup Colin Firth, take the comedy far beyond the novel’s printed page.” Screen Daily, 24 January 2013.
See the entire review here: http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the-latest/austenland/5051050.article
Variety Review: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117949011/
Hollywood Reporter Review: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie/austenland/review/413666