And Now? We get a peek at her Mr. Darcy shrine of a bedroom. She even has a life-size cardboard cut-out of Colin Firth. We get an even more in depth look at the strict rules of Austenland. We get a delightful taste of Jennifer Coolidge's well-meaning but ditzy best friend character. And we get to see Russell start to shed her fangirl geekery and transform into a beautiful, poised Regency butterfly ready to snag a marriageable man. We're rooting for her now even more. Happy hunting.
The film isn't the first to explore the premise of a modern Austenite plunging headfirst into Austen-esque circumstances ("The Jane Austen Book Club," "Lost in Austen"), but we like this new take on historical romcom genre for the sheer idea of a single, hot mess of a woman who can't find love in the real world trying to find "the one" in "the world's only immersive Austen experience."