Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Movie Review: Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen (2008) (UK TV miniseries), Grade: A-

I loved this miniseries! I've always wondered what it would be like to go back in time to the land of Austen having all my modern ideas and manners. What fun!

Amanda Price is obsessed with Jane Austen and specifically her book Pride and Prejudice. She wishes she could find her own Darcy (her boyfriend proposes to her drunk and with a bottle cap)! Finally one night Elizabeth Bennett shows up in her bathroom claiming that there is a door from her home in Longbourne that has led to Amanda's bathroom and as such they trade places. Amanda assumes she'll be able to get back through the same door...nope!

She arrives in Longbourne at the beginning of the novel! She tries to do everything she can to make sure the novel proceeds as it is written, but alas, all heck breaks loose!

It's fun to see how things turn out differently with Amanda in the picture and Lizzy gone! I don't want to give anything away, but there are surprises for all of Austen's beloved characters! And the wet scene with Darcy is just, well, yummy!!!! Plus plenty of good kissing in the end and I'm happy!

This movie actually isn't on my original list, but it looked too good to pass up so I think I'm up to 13 or 14 now on my challenge. So enjoy!

Part of the Everything Austen Challenge.


  1. Nice review! I LOVED this movie too! Mr. Darcy is so adorable...but isn't he always??!!

  2. Yes, I too have crushes on all Mr. Darcys! Well, at least the modern ones!

  3. Thanks for this review. I'll have to check into it. I can't even remember what movies I picked for the challenge. Just trying to finish up with my Chunkster book by tomorrow. I did get the P&P Zombie one.

  4. Oh yay! Another person who loved Lost in Austen. Isn't Elliot Cowan totally yummy as Darcy? :P

    I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

  5. I'm going to have to check it out.

  6. This was so much fun. I loved it, too!

  7. I watched this one before the challenge started without even realizing it was a miniseries (Netflix sends just one disc). While I watching it, I thought this is terrible. Yet, I couldn't stop watching and I did enjoy myself. So, I'm not sure what my issue is.

  8. This is next on my Netflix queue...I hope I like it as much as you did! Great review!

  9. I watched this a couple of days ago and thought it was so much fun. I loved the water scene and the different takes on the familiar characters.

  10. I recently watched this for part of the Challenge... haven't yet written my review of it, but I thought it was delightful!


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