Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Do you love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice? Have you watched the movie version starring Colin Firth so many times that you know it by heart?

Then have I got a movie recommendation for you! I stumbled upon the DVD of Lost In Austen on Netflix (a movie renting website) and could not believe my eyes.

Lost in Austen is a movie that beautifully re-creates the scenes, costumes and story of Pride and Prejudice, all while weaving in a modern character (a devotee of the book) who gets dropped into the middle of the plot.

She wanders through the story much as you or I would, talking to Caroline Bingley, peeking in the cupboards and imploring Mr. Bennet to "do something!" when Lydia runs off with a man. It is fantastic and I didn't want it to end.

No matter how dedicated you are to the story, the movie, the life of Jane can't help but enjoy this light-hearted movie. Now go watch it and then forward this post to every Austen enthusiast you know.


Vic said...

I'm glad you liked the film. I did too. The thought of a real person landing inside the plot of a book tickled my fancy. I thought the acting was superb and that Elliot Cowan was worthy of portraying Mr. Darcy. My only quibble is that the story ended too soon, and that too little time was spent with Elizabeth Bennet in the 21st century.

Anne Reeves said...

Do I hear sequel? I completely agree that Elizabeth in the 20th century would be just as interesting. Thanks for commenting!