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If not taken too seriously, this foray into Pride and Prejudice is delightful. It's genuinely entertaining to watch well known and loved characters adopt wills of their own. Jemima Rooper as Amanda is spot on, as she struggles to speak and conduct herself in accordance with Regency mores. Elliot Cowan makes a fine Mr. Darcy, although at times he seems to be channeling Heathcliff instead, and Tom Mison as Mr. Bingley threatens to upstage Darcy at several points. Supporting cast members are equally true to form. The scenery is stunning, and costumes reflect proper period detail, despite their rather muted colors.
Lost in Austen is a sweet, frothy romance that pays tribute to the original while providing a throughly modern twist. A pleasant way to while away a rainy afternoon.
This is the ultimate fantasy: girl hates her life, wishes for romance and adores Jane Austen, and somehow gets stuck in the novel herself. She is sucked into the daily life of the characters as they go through the events in the novel right from when Charles Bingly moved into Netherfield Park. Of course, this isn't real Austen. Our heroine does more damage than she intends, and Charles Bingly falls in love with her instead of Jane. Her actions totally throw the story of the novel out of sequence, leaving the audience to wonder how anything will ever be straightened out.
Ever since I first read Pride and Prejudice, I wished that I could be Elizabeth, and I thought of many different ways the novel could go. What if I could convince Mr. Collins to marry Mary Bennett? What if I managed to get Wickham to fall for Caroline Bingly? What if Charlotte Lucas married Colonel Fitzwilliam? There are so many different endings, and this is a wonderful way to imagine yourself in Elizabeth Bennett's shoes. I do hope they make more like this!
I admit that I spent an entire rainy afternoon and evening watching this miraculous TV show. I hoped it would never end!
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For all Austen fans - wish we had more movies like this. She steps back in time to enter the Austen world
- and since she is a 'fan' can be of some help to them. Read more
I love everything Jane Austen. This is a very cute spoof movie. I truly enjoyed the twists and turns that it made. I have already watched it twice ;-).Published 27 days ago by Kimberly Salter
Very clever take on Pride & Prejudice! Recommend it highly if you're a Jane Austen fan...Published 1 month ago by dd
Fun spin on Jane Austen's classic, "Pride and Prejudice." Actors are fantastic. A "must see" for all you "P & P" lovers.Published 2 months ago by real shopper
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Seriously? I LOVED it.
I'm more an Austenian than a Janeite. I am awed by Austen; she is my absolute favorite writer, and I've read all six major novels. However, I'm also aware of the era she was writing in (my minor area is in 19th century British literature) so things like Bingley becoming... Read More
Jul 17, 2009 by Bridget A. Whelan | See all 22 posts
I received the US DVD on 4/14 and the Downtown scene is indeed missing.
Apr 15, 2009 by L. Rosen | See all 26 posts
I have a similar set up (Panasonic Blu-ray and plasma TV) but didn't notice any problems with the picture quality. Of course the quality does not compare with an actual Blu-ray disc, but I thought my player did a decent job with the upconversion. I too noticed that the overall quality had a... Read More
Apr 27, 2009 by Jenny M. | See all 4 posts
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