Last night I watched “Pride and Prejudice”–the 2005 version, and found it lovely even if the ending was too modern for my taste. I love almost anything with Brenda Blethyn in it, and she was a stitch as the hysterical mother.
As I watched, though, I kept thinking that the movie seemed familiar–in ways different from the obvious parallel of the earlier version of P&P. Then it hit me–last year I watched the Bollywood (Indian) version called “Bride and Prejudice” and thoroughly enjoyed it, too. It’s a musical, and it’s hilarious when the surfers and people in the marketplace spontaneously break into song.
So–if you want to give yourself a treat, watch the period piece “Pride and Prejudice” followed by the contemporary “Bride and Prejudice.” What fun!
BTW, last night at the convention I was able to see a brief film on the making of THE NATIVITY STORY. It’s really exciting to watch scenes I’ve worked on come to life before my eyes . . . and this is going to be a GREAT movie.