Lost in Austen, a movie


This movie was recommended to me by several women friends. If you enjoy losing yourself in Jane Austen books, you will enjoy this. A young woman in Hammersmith, a suburb of London, has read Pride and Prejudice over and over until she can quote it by heart. It is her escape from a dreary job in customer service and a boyfriend who is a slob and not ready to marry her. She longs for the wonderful manners and romance of Jane Austen’s world. One day she finds Elizabeth Bennett in her bathroom! Is she halleucinating?

Apparently there is a door in the servants’ quarters of the Bennett house that opens into the twentieth century in Ms. Price’s flat. She steps through the door and is transported to the Bennett house. She doesn’t want to change the book in any way so she is worried when Jane and Mr. Bingley do not seem attracted to each other. They are meant to marry in the book! She conspires to shove them together but everything starts to go wrong. The wrong people are marrying each other and every man who meets her seems to have the hots for her. She is so refreshingly unrepressed!

I love the famous scene where she is finally getting along a bit with Darcy. They are in his garden by the pond. She whispers something to him and the next thing we know, he is in the pond, in this clothes, with his wet white shirt transparent on a very attractive muscular chest. Any Austen fan is weak in the knees by now.

I don’t want to give too much away, but if you love Jane Austen you will really enjoy this movie!

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About KLevenson

I am Teacher Librarian at Piedmont High School in the San Francisco East Bay. I am a part time reference Librarian I for the San Francisco Public Library. I have a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State and a Teacher Librarian credential in addition to my teaching credential in Science. My first MA was from Harvard in Archaeology. My students teach me something new every time I am with them!
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