Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lost in Austen (2008) movie

Lost in Austen (2008) 

Director: Dan Zeff
Based on book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Available on DVD and on YouTube
Official site: Lost in Austen - itv
Rating: 5

Inspiration: In a Jane Austen mode after reading Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard. My review here.

Description from imdb:
Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennett.

My thoughts:
In-a-word(s): "From the talking comes the love." -- Amanda Price
I absolutely enjoyed this swap story where the main character, Amanda, switches places with a literary character. Although at first Amanda bumbles around in the Austen world, she manages to hold her own. The story has a believable quality to it which makes it that much more fun to watch. Definitely a must-see for Austen fans.

Surprisingly: Wickham's character is made quite appealing in this story! Just as delicious as Darcy!

Memorable quote from imdb:
I know I'm giving you all a spoiler with this picture and quote, but I couldn't resist -- just as good as Colin Firth!

Amanda Price: [after Mr. Darcy emerges from the water] I am having a bit of a strange post-modern moment here.
Mr. Darcy: Is that agreeable?

Amanda Price: Oh, yes. Yes.

Lost in Austen trailer:


  1. I watched this when it was on TV! Amazing! Really loved it! "It's enough to make you want to park a bloody jumbo!" Haha! :)

  2. I thought this was a cute story. I love when she asked Mr. Darcy to do that walking out of the water scene :)

  3. So glad you enjoyed it. I too found it to be a lot of fun (and pretty funny)!!

  4. I thought this was so much fun! (just watched it this weekend)

    BTW: My review of this movie was my first movie review. I was trying to figure out the equivalent of movie ISBN and publisher. I see I should have listed format (DVD) and director. Thanks.


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