Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Book & Movie Rolled Into One

I am a huge fan of movies made from Jane Austen books. My all time favorite movie is Pride & Prejudice, the A&E version. I have seen this movie so many times, I can tell you phrases, scenes, characters names... I haven't seen a movie in this time period that I liked even half as much until this week.

I rented Wives & Daughters, a BBC movie, this week after a blogging friend mentioned a while back that they saw it and it was worth sitting through.
4 hours later, well more like 20 hours later, I finished this movie. I loved it. The characters, the story line. Everything about it was wonderful! Some parts reminded me of Pride & Prejudice.
If you like a good movie like I do, I would suggest you rent this. I love movies where it feels like you just read a really good book and you think about the plot and characters long after it has finished. Weird I know, but it's true. I don't know if all avid readers feel this way, but I would rather be reading than watching a movie or tv. So when I find a movie that has it all rolled up in one... it's wonderful. I think I've said the word wonderful one too many times by now. Rent it or buy it, just see it. It's worth the 4 hours.


7 comments:

Barb said...

Hmmm--looks perfect for a cloudy winter afternoon. Luv their dresses too!

Jenster said...

I love P&P. I've heard such great things about Wives & Daughters, but have yet to see it. I think I'll go pop it into my Netflix queue!

Shauna said...

Oooh, I wanted to watch this one and haven't had any luck finding it. Where did you get it?

BTW, the cover is GORGEOUS!

The Daily "B" said...

Barb - The costumes were great in this movie, big and fluffy. I did find the dangles hangle from the bozo the clown look alike women's hair a little strange. haha

Jenster - You'll love it.. or so I think.

Shauna - I think this is right up your alley. I ordered these from Netflix. There are 3 disc, but only two are needed since the 3rd is for bonus features.

Becky said...

I've been plowing through my A&E Romance Collection (between books), and just watched P&P a couple nights ago!

I'm going to be renting Wives & Daughters!

...Catherella's Castle... said...

Well Ladies, let me just tell you, I just finished watching Deb's copy of Wives and Daughters. Swwoooooon! If you love the A&E P&P, this is a must see. I was skeptical at first, but now see that it's ranks right up with with our wonderful Elizabeth and Darcy romance. Thanks for the recommendation Deb! You picked a winner!

The Daily "B" said...

Becky - I was taling to someone about the A&E pack at Costco. You've seen Wives & Daughters, right?

Cat - I think I will watch it one more time before I send it back... we need to get Sonia and have a girls night...