Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Everything Austen Challenge: Movie Review: Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen (2008) (UK TV miniseries), Grade: A-

I loved this miniseries! I've always wondered what it would be like to go back in time to the land of Austen having all my modern ideas and manners. What fun!

Amanda Price is obsessed with Jane Austen and specifically her book Pride and Prejudice. She wishes she could find her own Darcy (her boyfriend proposes to her drunk and with a bottle cap)! Finally one night Elizabeth Bennett shows up in her bathroom claiming that there is a door from her home in Longbourne that has led to Amanda's bathroom and as such the trade places. Amanda assumes she'll be able to get back through the same door...nope!

She arrives in Longbourne at the beginning of the novel! She tries to do everything she can to make sure the novel proceeds as it is written, but alas, all heck breaks loose!

It's fun to see how things turn out differently with Amanda in the picture and Lizzy gone! I don't want to give anything away, but there are surprises for all of Austen's beloved characters! And the wet scene with Darcy is just, well, yummy!!!! Plus plenty of good kissing in the end and I'm happy!

This movie actually isn't on my original list, but it looked too good to pass up so I think I'm up to 13 or 14 now on my challenge. So enjoy!


  1. Oh I will have to check this one out...thanks for reviewing it...
    hope you are having a good week..

  2. Where do you find them all? Do you check them out from the library or buy them or what? I'm having trouble locating some of these and I'm following along!!

  3. Yes, I've bought them all! I own three Pride and Prejudices, two sense and sensibilities, two Emmas, and just recently bought lost in Austen as well! Amazon.com is amazing! and I found a few of them at Costco! Also great place to buy them!

  4. I just picked this one up at our local movie rental store last night. I found it absolutely hilarious! Glad you enjoyed it as well.


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