Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen

DVD - 2009
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"Entirely delightful, effortlessly likeable..."--The Independent
Amanda Price gets propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while the book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns as she tries to help the Bennet sisters nab husbands and even manages to captivate the tantalizing Mr. Darcy. But what about Elizabeth, and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories? Includes behind the scenes. Features all four episodes.
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment, 2009
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD TV LOS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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4536o
Jul 31, 2017

You don't need to be an Austen maven to immensely enjoy this imaginative alternative version of P&P--just a glancing awareness of the famous novel will do. This film exceeds even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in its way-out-there premise and handsome execution.
Packaged from four TV episodes, it is quite long at three hours, but unless you work 14-hour days, seven days a week, you can probably find the time to slide onto your sofa and enjoy!

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KennethSmith
Apr 19, 2017

A confused Mr. Bingley is played here by Tom Mison. Mison is best known these days for his role as Ichabod Crane, the lead character in TV's "Sleepy Hollow". What a contrast! His two characters are opposites.

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LPElio_612
Apr 14, 2017

Pretty good. Just make sure you fast forward the super awkward scene when the main character has her Mr. Darcy reenact the lake scene from the Colin Firth mini-series (you know the one).

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Lovemylibrary1
Jul 31, 2015

Loved it! Funny to anyone who has loved Pride and Prejudice for a lifetime as many of us have. Memorable characters, especially Elizabeth Bennet having a stay in modern day London and unexpectedly pulling out a cell phone. A fun visit to our fictional friends with a different experience this time.

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StopHarperNow
Apr 25, 2015

Lost in Austen is a whimsical tale about a Jane Austen aficionado who gets transported via a porthole in her 21st Century home to the Victorian world of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. I was sceptical about whether this would keep my interest for a full three hours, but indeed it did. The cast was composed of some wonderfully capable actors and the sets had all of the trappings one would expect from a top-end period production. This is plenty of touching moments along with humourous ones aimed directly at the hearts and minds of the millions of Jane Austen fans. Lost in Austen is a delightful, quirky and surprisingly enjoyable twist on a venerable old literary standard.

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Caroline1616
Feb 26, 2015

Bof... It is very long and not very interesting.

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readyrisa
Jan 16, 2015

Loved the concept, but was disappointed... boring.

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Sanrin
Dec 20, 2013

Seems like a fun premise: a young woman from modern London who's mad about Austen exchanges places with Elizabeth Bennet, and finds the characters straying from the plot. But where the novel recognizes the complexity of money, class, and marriage, the movie dumbs everything down to "Love Above All." Amanda manages to get a terrible marriage "annulled" on the promise that she leave immediately, and yet, she stays and stays, and still the marriage is on track to be annulled. That's the level of logic and consistency for you. A wretched movie, but enjoyable because of the supporting characters (I didn't like Amanda).

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Cathabra
Dec 18, 2013

Funny and off-beat. If you like Austen and you have a sense of humour, this film will probably be a treat.

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CaroleOR
Oct 14, 2013

Granted, this movie isn't for everyone (as is evident by some of the feedback here), but if the viewer can go into this with an open mind, lighten up, and take it for what it is, they might actually enjoy it. It's far from the typical Jane Austen story (very far), far from realistic. But it's a fun departure, and a fun look at the 'what if' factor. Amanda Price is a huge fan of Jane Austen, the time period in which she lived, the language, the very idea of living and loving in a simpler time. All of a sudden she finds herself face to face with Elizabeth Bennet, immersed in Jane Austen's world. On the flip side, Elizabeth finds herself in Amanda's world, and though neither woman knows quite what to make of it in the beginning, they each learn to live in different times, which changes the course of both of their lives forever (not to mention what it does to the story of Pride and Prejudice).

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littlelo
Jun 01, 2012

After a dispute with her boyfriend, Amanda lands in the 19th-century world of author Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. While helping the Bennet sisters find husbands, Amanda accidentally causes problems that could alter the course of the tale.

AndromidaPrince Oct 15, 2011

A great movie about whhat we all wish would happen she goes into her favorite book! The problem is that everything is going wrong. Can she keep the book following the story line or will everything go wrong.

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mangaparrot
Mar 16, 2013

mangaparrot thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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