Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jane Austen + Time Travel = Perfection



"Lost in Austen is an ingenious reinvention of the classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, in which Jane Austen’s story is thrown off track by a very modern heroine, Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper). Amanda swaps places with Elizabeth Bennet (Gemma Arterton) and takes centre stage in the celebrated love story.

Disillusioned with her life in London and disenchanted with her boyfriend, Amanda Price discovers Elizabeth Bennet in her bathroom. Soon she finds herself swapping places with Lizzie, and entering the ‘real’ fictional world of Pride and Prejudice. Amanda arrives at Longbourn, the home of the Bennet family, and realises she’s joined the action at the very start of the story, she gets to know the remaining Bennet sisters, and prepares to meet Mr Darcy (Elliot Cowan). How will she keep the greatest love story of all time on track when Elizabeth Bennet is stuck in the modern world?"





I watched this show with absolute delight and it kept me guessing until the end. There were so many conundrums and suspenseful moments, and the scene above was priceless. Get Lost In Austen in your Netflix queue and immerse yourself in a world of 'what-ifs'.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a fun movie. Though I wish I'd known it was 3 hours when I started it! Would've paced myself . . . LOL

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