Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Austenland Movie, a Review.

I've never once done a movie review on this blog, I don't even see movies that much, but this one had to be reviewed.

First of all, it was a great honor to be able to go the Sundance Film Festival. I heard a few people talking about how this was the first film sold out, and the wait line was crazy long. The response has been so good that the night I went, the film was sold to Sony Pictures for a cool $4 Million. It won't be too much longer until it's released Nation Wide!

I was expecting this movie to be hilarious, but seriously, you're laughing from the opening scene. No one has to say anything, all you see is the beginning screen shot and the tone is set for the rest of the film.

This says it all

Guys: Take your Jane Austen loving wives to this film. Not only will your wives love you for thinking of it, but you'll enjoy the pure hilarity that is contained therein.

Jennifer Coolidge stole the show with her witty one liners, many of which were of the unscripted brand of hilarity. My favorite "Release the hounds, Cheerio, the British are coming, the British are coming!"

Even though I had read the novel and fully anticipated the twist at the ending (I won't give it away here) I was still on the edge of my seat watching the romance progress. The balance between funny and romantic couldn't have been better.
After it was over, we got to do a little question and answer session, then a reception. The only disappointing moment of the night was that I couldn't walk back into the theater and watch it again. Because I would have, in a heartbeat. 

You can bet that I will be buying tickets for the general release and owning the movie the first chance I get.
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