Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chick Flick

I know I've mentioned The Jane Austen Book Club before but I have been catching the movie on TV lately and every time I see it I fall more deeply, madly in love with it! So much so that I've decided to add it to my Chick Flick Library!

If you haven't seen the movie here is the trailer...

A brief synopsis:
Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.

A few quotes:

Allegra: If only she'd stop speaking French. Jocelyn: Or at least go to France, where it would be less noticeable! Note: Meow, scratch, scratch! They are referring to Prudie who although teaches French has never actually been to France.

Bernadette: Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter. Note: word to the wise! This is how Sylvia's ex, Daniel, starts to woo her back.

Prudie: I'm in love with one of my students. I mean, nothing's happened, much. It could if I let it... I fantasize about him constantly. Bernadette: Sweetie, your mother died. This is grief. Prudie: He looks at me like he's the spoon, and I'm this dish of ice cream. Note: I know Prudie is referring to her student and it's so ripped from the headlines and makes me feel a bit tawdry, but I love what she says about the spoon and the ice cream.

Daniel: (speaking to Sylvia) I'm sorry, we don't shop on this side of town, ever. You can have this Whole Foods. We won't ever use it again, ok? Note: oops, awkward but funny situation. I guess that's what happens when you and your ex live in the same town!

If you've seen The Jane Austen Book Club let me know what you thought and also if you've read the book let me know what you thought as well.

FYI - here is a sampling of my Chick Flick Library!


  1. I wish I could join! I am too far away. I just finished watching for the 10th time probably, Sense and Sensibility! What a great story and acting! Take care my friend! Anita

  2. I loved the trailer and I'm thinking I have to see the movie. Is it out yet on DVD? I may have to make the purchase and add it to my chick flick collection :)

  3. I am going to check this out and watch it the next time C.D. goes to an auction...which will probably be soon!

  4. Hey Bonnie! Thanks for visiting me! You are so kind to always come by. You bring me great memories of our play contest...I have been working on your book a couple of minutes at a time in between homework assignments! You have given me the bug to read some Jane Austen but I will have to wait until school is over, but that is soon! Have a great day. Oh, how is the job hunting going? Anita

  5. Hi Bon!

    I enjoyed looking through your Chick Flick library basket! Lots of great movies in there! May I make a suggestion for an addition . . . "Ever After" with Drew Barrymore and hunky Dougray Scott. Yes, it's the re-telling of the famous Cinderella fairytale but this version departs from the classic with its plucky heroine who is strong, smart, progressive in her thinking, and has a heart the size of Texas! And Dougray Scott can put a shoe on my foot anytime!!

    See ya,