Friday, September 20, 2013
Where do I start? I loved this movie! For me, it hit all the right notes. It was sweet, funny, and most importantly romantic; the kind of deep sigh, silly grin on your face for the rest of the day kind of romantic. Keri Russell was perfect in her role. She portrayed an almost childlike hopefulness which was engaging. Jennifer Coolidge was an absolute scene stealer. Her character’s bawdy, outrageous and, at most time, inappropriate comments kept me in stitches. Last, but not least, JJ Feild was perfect as Mr. Nobley; at times aloof, annoying, charming, and vulnerable. Oh, and lest I forget, dreamy to look at too.
Granted this is not Masterpiece Theater or like any of the other countless movies which have been made to reverently bring to life Ms. Austen’s works, but I don’t think this was meant to be any of those things, a fact most critics seem to ignore. It’s a silly romantic romp meant to inspire giggles, smiles and guffaws, and of course those dreamy sighs I mentioned, as you take in this sweet confection and let yourself dream of a happily ever after of your own, with your own Mr. Darcy.