Saturday, August 23, 2008

"Pink" Pride and Prejudice



The first time I saw this movie, I started it over at the beginning as soon as it was through. My family watched it four times in a few days, and jumped on buying it the first (and subsequent) time we saw it in the store - so we own a few copies!

Jane Austen's marvelous insight into human nature and relationships never ceases to amaze me in its applicability. Even my brothers are entertained by the wit and comedy in her stories. Pride and Prejudice: A Latter Day Comedy (by Excel Entertainment), does not fail to communicate all of these classic elements. The delightful way the filmmakers adapted Pride and Prejudice to modern times leaves me desperate for more.

Everything about the movie is bright and clean. Soundtrack is perfect. I could honestly pause each scene of the movie to tell you what I admire about the shot, the implication, the set, the actors/actresses, the line, the modernity, or the touching relevance to my life.

My twentieth birthday I hosted a party centered on this movie, giving the pocket-sized Pink Bible as a party favor. The five attendees mirrored the girls sharing a house in the movie, and we laughed endlessly at the desperate & funny suggestions for husband hunting. We even had fondue!

I'm not a member of the LDS church, but the primary version of the movie is not specific to the Mormon church, and contrary to what some reviewers have argued, remains quite easy to follow.
The other big plus is the Special Features section. Feature length director's commentary and making of/behind the scenes segments are a crash course in quality low-budget independent filmmaking. The DVD comes with the Classics for Canines infomercial (from the movie), and a pop-up version of the film for Jane Austen fans. I love every second of this DVD.



Get this movie. You'll love it. Spread it around.

To God be all glory.

1 comment:

Lacey said...

Have you seen Bride and Prejudice?