Talk about ‘escaping’ into a book, well it really happens to avid Austen fan Amanda Price in the 2008 British series Lost in Austen. She doesn’t even get a cool magical doorway name like Alice in Wonderland. Instead of going “Through the looking glass”, Amanda walks through a doorway in her bathroom….ahem…toilet (for those Brits 😉 into Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice.
Set in modern times and part in Regency, this movie turns Austen’s tale on its’ head, and sends the characters in plot directions Austen NEVER intended.
Clever, hilarious, but a bit crass at times, I still found myself drawn to Darcy and rooting for the heroine – Amanda (instead of Lizzie – weird, I know). I love British humor and if you do too, then you’ll probably enjoy this tale – although sometimes it gets very strange. You’ll enjoy it even more if you have a well-versed knowledge of Pride & Prejudice movies gone by.