My first recommended "feel-good" movie is the new "Pride and Prejudice". Okay, I'm a die-hard Jane Austen fan and this movie is not really even close to the book. Some may disagree, but it's just not. Okay, some things are close, but no, Jane did not write "you've bewitched me body and soul." But it's still a good line!!
And I'm so sick of these screenwriters messing up the absolute best dialogue between two people who are really drawn to each other but want to dislike each other. The scene when Darcy proposes and Elizabeth lets him have it. Why or why do people not let Jane's dialogue hold true? It's so good!! You don't need to mess with it!! Really!! Even the 1995 version "messed" with it. UGH!!!
But I digress... see the die hard Jane Austen fan in me comes out even when I truly do enjoy the movie.
So, I'll get to the why I do like it.
- The scenery - BEAUTIFUL!! I've been to England and long to go back and hope to go with my husband and my mom and my daughter and my son and whoever else wants to go!! They did a marvelous job in this film with the scenery. I long to watch the movie again so I can see the scenery. Ah - England!
- The music - BEAUTIFUL!! I just have to say, I'm going to be 39, I listen to Annie Lennox, James Taylor, Sting, Van Hagar (Van Halen with Sammy Hagar), etc, etc. I also listen to Mozart - a lot, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy.... I can't list all of them - but Classic. I listen to Showtunes. My husband, kids and stepkids are always amazed that when we put the "Showtunes" station on the cable TV, I can either sing or name that tune about 70% of the time. And I listen to Sountracks. I love the soundtrack to Pride and Prejudice. It's just beautiful music. And on a day like today, Sunny and 70 in St. Louis, it was perfect music. Of course I went to lunch with another 39 year old in her convertible and we listened to rap music. It really would have been better listening to the soundtrack to Pride and Prejudice. But then it would have been better driving in the country in a convertible listening to the soundtrack of Pride and Prejudice. :-)
- The acting - okay it was good... I just wish that whatshisface who plays Darcy could have had more lines, because in the book, he really does talk a lot more than this guy did! :-)
- The romance - it really is romantic. It's a great romance and we don't get enough of those in the theatres lately!
Go rent Pride and Prejudice!!