05 November 2009

Thursday Tea: Bride & Prejudice

Thanks to Violet from Violet Crush for recommending the movie Bride & Prejudice. I had omitted it from my Pride & Prejudice Goes to the Movies post, and that's because I had never seen it.

This musical, yep it's basically a musical, is simply delightful. Bollywood director Gurinder Chadhadid and writer Paul Mayeda Berges did a fabulous job modernizing Austen's classic story and moving it to India and Los Angeles. The characters and dialogue are familiar, but the fun factor has been set to high. If you are a fan of Pride & Prejudice, you really shouldn't miss this movie. Oh, and in case you're wondering, the movie, except for few songs, is in English. Here's a peek:




The Tea. I'm drinking Adagio Tea's Decaf Vanilla. This is a Ceylon tea with natural vanilla in it. Simple but it has a nice flavor and aroma. It went well will leftover Halloween candy.

The Assessment. I sincerely doubt the Bakshi family is drinking decaf vanilla tea, but if they tried it, they might not be totally turned off. It's possible that Darcy's family might indulge, but it's probably not quite high class enough.

Seen any good movies lately? And what's in that mug or glass?

Thursday Tea is hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Here's how it works: Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.

Source: Rented (see review policy).
FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.
Challenges: Everything Austen

17 comments:

Julie P. 11/5/09, 8:31 AM  

I'm going for Pumpkin Spice Coffee this morning!

Paperback Reader 11/5/09, 8:34 AM  

I saw Bride & Prejudice at the cinema when it was first released and really enjoyed it. I loved the rich, lush colours and the antithetical setting. I must re-watch it at some point.

I am drinking a mug of hot everyday tea as I am very, very cold and it is warming my hands!

Sandy Nawrot 11/5/09, 11:05 AM  

I heard so much about this movie, but never caught up with it. It is funny that the main actors are off the radar, even after the movie got all that hype. As far as movies are concerned, we have been watching that 6-ish hour mini series called Jesus of Nazareth that was made in the 70's. It had been awhile since we'd seen it, and we wanted to show it to the kids. It is fabulous!

bermudaonion 11/5/09, 1:04 PM  

The movie looks great!

Shona 11/5/09, 1:35 PM  

I liked this movie though not a 5 star rating kind. It was fun to watch. There are some good Indian movies with much better substance in English.

Kari 11/5/09, 1:57 PM  

This movie was the end of a very funny movie marathon a couple friends and I had a few years ago.

The first movie we watched was Little Manhattan. Cute little love story about kids...no kissing, obviously.

The second was High School Musical (before it was a craze and we'd never heard of it). Again, innocent Disney romance that strategically pans the camera away when the characters should kiss. At this point there was a very obvious lack of kissing in our romantic comedy movie fest.

Then we watched Bride & Prejudice. We thought for sure there would be a kiss, but THERE WASN'T! Finally, FINALLY a kiss came at the end in the blooper reel during the credits when two members of the crew run through the fountain and jokingly embrace.

SUCCESS!

Michelle 11/5/09, 3:27 PM  

I've seen this movie and enjoyed it. It's a fun entertaining retelling of Austen's story. :)

Melody 11/5/09, 6:50 PM  

I've heard of this movie but just haven't got around to picking it up yet. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Veens 11/5/09, 8:26 PM  

It was a fun movie and i have seen it a couple of times on TV!
Vanilla has to be my fav flavor.

I m drinking milk these days :(

Marg 11/5/09, 8:31 PM  

This was such a fun movie! I haven't seen it recently but I have seen it a few times and enjoyed it each time.

Eva 11/5/09, 9:54 PM  

I saw this movie a few years ago, and I thought it was so much fun! :)

Lisa 11/5/09, 10:17 PM  

I'm looking at what you and all of the other commentors wrote and I'm thinking "I think I watched a different movie." It was late, I didn't catch the whole movie and maybe I need to give it another chance.

writergal 11/5/09, 10:56 PM  

Adore this film. It's so energetic and so much fun.

Violet 11/6/09, 12:03 AM  

I'm glad you liked the movie :) and yes, like Veens Vanila is also one of my fav flavors :)

Elizabeth 11/6/09, 8:30 AM  

Delightful movie! I love movies that just make me grin.

stacybuckeye 11/6/09, 5:49 PM  

I saw Violet's post too and added this to my list of movies to see. Can't wait.

S. Krishna 11/10/09, 9:41 AM  

I'm glad you liked the movie!

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