Julian Jarrold has directed this British costume drama and grand passionate love adventure about Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway). It's a story about social relationships, conventions, family and creative processes, but above all about her love for the poor Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy). Just like in Austen's novels, the choice is between money and love. During this time that wasn’t a hard choice, but for Jane Austen, it was, because she was not the one who adapted to current standards. Her choice was instead between love, or nothing at all.