Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lost in Austen

No, this is not a book but for all of you die hard Pride and Prejudice fans you might like this movie. It is a 4-part series that played on PBS recently, but you can also rent it from Hastings. Apparently they are also planning on turning this into a movie for the theaters.

Amanda Price loves the novel Pride and Prejudice and the Colin Firth movie and has read and watched them numerous times. She is unhappy with the romance in her life and the modern world and wishes things were more like the Austen novel that she loves. One day Elizabeth Bennet shows up in her home and they end up switching places and Amanda finds herself in 19th century England living with the Bennet family as their guest.

The whole novel unfolds with Amanda right in the middle of it trying to make everything happen as it should, but, of course, chaos ensues beginning with Bingley eyeing her and not Jane! Oh no! :) As you can imagine, it is pretty funny.

3 comments:

Lula O said...

I really liked this show. It was much better to watch all at once too. Like Zombies, a funny take on an old classic. Anything Austen is good by me!

Stephanie said...

Off to add this to my Netflix queue! Anyone want to watch this with me? Pretty sure my hubby would rather put his eyes out than watch this...

Lula O said...

As long as we watch Aliens first, ha, I would totally watch this again.