Lost in Austen (2008)

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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.

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A modern day New Yorker and ardent Jane Austen fan somehow swaps places with Austen's fictional creation, Elizabeth Bennett.

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 Amanda Price (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Darcy (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Kitty Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Jane Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Lydia Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Bingley (4 episodes, 2008)
Ruby Bentall ...
 Mary Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Caroline Bingley (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Wickham (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Collins (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pirhana (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Michael (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Elizabeth Bennet (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Lady Catherine de Bourgh (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Charlotte Lucas (2 episodes, 2008)
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Amanda Price is dissatisfied with her life in modern London. Her favorite escape is getting lost in the pages of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. One night, Amanda is startled to come face to face with the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. A small door in her apartment mysteriously links their worlds. Eventually, Amanda becomes trapped on the other side, while Elizabeth remains in the modern world. Now as the events of her favorite book unfold in all the wrong ways, Amanda tries desperately to set things straight, but inevitably makes things worse. Will this fractured version of a classic tale lead Amanda to her own happily-ever-after? Written by L. Hamre

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The medallion-print white muslin day dress Perdita Weeks wears while sewing cushions for the church is the same costume Susan Edmonstone (Mrs. Grant) wears when the Crawfords first arrive at the vicarage in Mansfield Park (1983). See more »

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When Mrs. Bennet and the girls' carriage has broken down, just as Wickam arrives, you can see a airplane or helicopter in the distant sky over Mrs. Bennet's head. See more »

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Elizabeth Bennet: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley? I am your wife.
Mr. Darcy: I do not recall marrying you, Madam. I think I would have noticed if I had.
Elizabeth Bennet: We have been married nearly 200 years.
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Delectable concoction!
15 September 2008 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

...as they would say, wouldn't they? And then, in a Mr. Bennett manner, aside, "I wonder...", but audible enough to be overheard. I know this sounds a bit delirious, I'm just trying to show I was infected by the first episode - by zest! And a racy perplexity! I mean, the premise of undertaking this demands a serious grip on so many levels: how to make Austen's imitation of language not sound ridiculous, the heroine's punchlines not of-the-wall, the collision of the two worlds plausible and funny, mostly; it's my impression that the team succeeds all-in-all. It seems somewhat elliptic or restrained sometimes, but as Jane points out "without Elizabeth the equilibrium of this house is...fragile". For what does our uneasiness mean regarding the other side of the wall? What is Elizabeth doing in the 21st century? Can she really be enjoying herself? I think yes; I don't think we're going to see her for some time (maybe a sequel; good point!); for she is the splendor of the novel, so, once removed, we feel uneasy about our world and what it's doing, well, there, once we step into it!Hence the excitement, the fun and the suspense. "I wonder..." what comes next!


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