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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 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)
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 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 blue coat with 12 cloth-covered buttons on the bodice Ruby Bentall (Mary Bennet) wears at Longbourn is the same costume Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) wears in London in Byron (2003). 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: I'm sorry. It's just I see Jane and...
Amanda Price: You think marriage to Darcy will be like marriage to Collins? Look, in the book you don't exactly hit it off - to begin with. Just keep talking. From the talking comes the love.
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Good idea, poor grasp of classic characters
8 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I suppose everyone in love with Jane Austen imagined herself as a Jane Austen heroine, in Regency England. From this 'wishful thinking' standpoint "Lost in Austen" is a very appealing idea, as we get to see this modern girl who gets to be some kind of a Jane Austen character. The good art direction, the appropriate costumes and beautiful scenery make for a good immersion in Jane Austen's world but unfortunately this immersion stops here as some characters are complete opposite to what Jane Austen intended and sometimes so unfaithfully altered that I found myself thinking this must be a parody of Jane Austen's world. But if this is a parody and if the message is: people should not live in fictional worlds, in love with fictional characters because this is as shallow and unfulfilling as the characters and story are, then why do we get that ending? So I can say I was dissatisfied with the characters and plot, but still I recommend it to every Austen fan because the idea is beautiful and for some, this might just be enough.


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