Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wishful Thinking

Rented a fun movie last night and threw it in while Scott was at Session, in case it was going to be too "girly" for him: LOST IN AUSTEN. Along the lines of Woody Allen's THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO or his hilarious short story THE KUGELMASS EPISODE or even INKHEART, the modern-day heroine finds herself within a fictional work, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, to be specific.

If you can't get enough P & P, this movie's a good way to spend an evening. Will our heroine fall for Elizabeth Bennet's world (not to mention Mr. Darcy) and that world for her, thus screwing up a much-loved book for everyone else? Or can she resist and keep the plot on track?

As "Amanda Price" points out, the Darcy in this movie is no Colin Firth, "but even Colin Firth is no Colin Firth." Which reminds me of the best line from PURPLE ROSE: "I met the perfect man today...he's fictional, but you can't have everything."

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