I know I have a thing for Austen movie adaptations. I’ve seen them all — or at least most of them — and I adore every single one (or at least most of them). But, I think this one has to be my current favorite: Lost in Austen. It was a BBC/ITV miniseries (I think it aired here in America back in March…), and the premise was quite simple: take Elizabeth out of the story, and stick a modern woman — Amanda Price — into the story. They turn the story up on its head — no one is exactly who they seem, and the story doesn’t go quite right — with references not only to the book, but to the Colin Firth miniseries as well. (There’s a brilliant scene — you get a glimpse of it about 30 seconds into the trailer — playing off the lake scene in the mini-series. Brilliantly funny.)
Okay, yeah, this is just me being a ga-ga about another Austen flick, but really: it’s quite fun. Really fun.