Thursday, March 16, 2006

pride and prejudice chick



i saw the new pride & prejudice. i liked it (even kierra knightly). the book (and the movie) is one of those impossible love stories that guys might find cheesy, but every woman secretly wishes for. who wouldnt want a loving family with a pile of sisters to support you. who wouldnt want to spend their days perfecting their artistic talents, in a mansion with servants to do the dirty work. who wouldnt want a lonley troubled millionaire to fall desperately in love you. especially one with the phattest side burns ever.

9 comments:

elisabeth said...

i started reading pride and prejudice many moons ago and never did finish it. i got bored with it and distracted by something else. but it has been one of those books that i intend to come back to again someday.
i would like to read the book before seeing the movie. that's always the best way.

jay said...

i actually just saved myself the trouble of getting back to it by not starting it. :)

phyllis sweetwater said...

a typical male thing to say. just proves my point that men dont like chessy romances, purhaps because they feel inadequate? nevertheless, you are my husband and even though you are not a millionaire be rest assured i would never leave you for one!

jay said...

i don't mind the ceesy ones sometimes. but you're right. the chessy ones are right out. i mean the over empassioned "checkmate my love!" to which the response," they were right daphne, we will never be able to play on the same side you and i,you'll always want to be black and i will always want white, never my love ..... never..... adieu!" (insert sobs ad nauseum) see we just can't get into that. i mean chess come on it's boring enough as a game let alone watch one stewed into a romance. yeesh!

jay said...

i mean i don't mind the cheesy ones.
now that comment kind of loses its edge.

elisabeth said...

oh it's still got edge.

Dagga said...

don´t forget that Jane Austin describes life as she saw it and her romances have a big social commentery.

phyllis sweetwater said...

jay, you should write some chessy romances you have a flare for it plus i think you could enlighten us with your social commentary.

erika said...

hey liz, i also tried to read the book a long time ago but never got through it. but then just a few months ago i watched the old 6 hour version of the movie and it was really good and then i read the book and loved it. knowing what was going on from the movie helped the book be better. and this is a case where the movie doesnt ruin the book because that old movie is identical to the book, even the dialog is the same. so if you have lots of time you could do that, or just watch the new movie, because it really sticks to the book too, just shorter, but whatever you do, PLEASE read the book. it is SO good.