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Austenland poster
Austenland: I missed the screening of this presumably light comedy about Jane Austen superfans at some manner of Jane Austen theme park, but can we talk about the utter failure of the movie's poster? Absent an actually visual way of conveying the Keri Russell character's love of Austen, they stick her with a T-shirt that screams I HEART MR. DARCY. I suppose this is a step up from having her hold up a sign that literally says I LOVE JANE AUSTEN BOOKS SUCH AS PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE, but only just barely. Admittedly, finding a visual cue without resorting to costumes that would get the movie mistaken for a period piece is tricky, but this looks suspiciously like the poster designers just ran out of time.

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