We had talked about a movie Lost in Austen which is another fanciful take on Pride and Prejudice. It had been on my PBS station but Heidi did not think it was shown on her local station. She happened to find a DVD of it and loved it and sent over because I had only seen a snippet of the four part series which goes something like this....
Modern girl Amanda Price, who finds her life lacking in the romance department, can almost always be found with her nose buried in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Imagine her surprise when she finds one Miss Elizabeth Bennet in her bathroom. Elizabeth begins to explain that she has arrived through a portal in the Bennet attic that opens up to Amanda's bathroom. A dumbfounded Amanda begins to tell Elizabeth that time travel is one thing but time travel with a fictional character, well it's impossible! And thus the adventure begins.
Seriously, what proper take off on Pride and Prejudice would not include a scene of Darcy at the lake. This Mr. Darcy is no Colin Firth but he is no slouch either! Brilliant!
This film is 3 hours long so be sure you make time for it and get all your snacks together. It's a fun spoof on P&P where once Amanda makes her appearance in the Bennet household the story we all know and love begins to unravel. Will Amanda be able to keep the celebrated romance of Elizabeth and Darcy on track? And what of Elizabeth Bennet in modern day London? You will have to rent the DVD to find out! But don't worry it does has a happy ending!