My first ever movie review. Let me say right up front that I'm not a movie connoisseur, and I really have no clue how to review a film. I am reviewing Lost in Austen as part of the Everything Austen Challenge hosted by Stephanie's Written Word.
From Netflix: 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. Throughout this British series, Amanda must balance her feelings for Mr. Darcy (Elliot Cowan) with her responsibility to the one of the world's greatest love stories. Jemima Rooper stars. [Made for UK television, 2008]
My Thoughts: This was fun movie for fans of Pride and Prejudice. I'm not sure how much it would appeal to viewers who do not know Austen's novel, but if you do know P&P and if you're familiar with some of the other film renditions (especially Colin Firth as Darcy), then you'll probably enjoy Lost in Austen.
The movie brings new insight to the novel as we learn the "true" stories and personalities of several of the familiar characters. Some of the scenes in which Amanda's 21st-century perspective and behavior slip out are funny, and the character of Caroline Bingly was particularly well played.
I recommend this alternative P&P for all Austen fans. Remember that Lost in Austen is supposed to be a takeoff on P&P not a faithful rendering. In fact, the humor is in the ways Amanda's actions threaten to disrupt the story line, and it's entertaining to predict how or if she will be able to set things right.
Here's the movie trailer for those who haven't seen it yet. EDIT: be sure to visit the link in Liz B's comment for a great scene that was left out of the DVD version of the movie.
The IMDb site has information about the actors plus some trivia and quotes.