Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lost in Austen

There's nothing like the sweetness of a great romantic comedy. And there's also nothing like the horror of a terrible one! I was thrilled yesterday to discover a romantic comedy of the great variety.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Lost in Austen, which was originally a BBC miniseries. The main character, Amanda, is a modern woman who loves the book Pride and Prejudice. She ends up accidentally trading places with Elizabeth Bennett, the main character from the novel. Amanda is suddenly in the setting of her favorite story, trying desperately to ensure the plotline survives her entrance into it.

It's fantasy, and it's messing with an extraordinarily popular, classic author, and it could easily end up being irretrievably corny. But the casting, acting, and writing are all excellent, so instead of being cheesy, it's charming.

Next time you need a girl's night (by yourself or with friends), grab some chocolate and Lost in Austen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


LEstes65 said...

Sweet. I will go add it to my NetFlix queue.

Seansmoma said...

I got this movie from Netflix a few months ago. I enjoyed it. I've since recommended it to my Sister-in-Law, she's an Austen fan.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I did think this was very sweet, C-Beth - Definitely worth watching for Austen fans and modern girls alike!

Sorry I haven't been here in ages - Life and work got in the way... x

2cats said...

I really enjoyed that series. Even my husband liked it.

Anonymous said...

Quite agree that for anyone who likes Jane Austen they stand a good chance of liking this. I thoroughly enjoyed it.