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02 March 2007 @ 11:48 am
Sense and Sensibility  
I own this movie and had not watched it in ages, so I pulled it out to watch while a did an enormous pile of ironing, to make the chore more palatable.  This movie is SO GOOD, for so many different reasons.  It is beautifully filmed, costumed and acted.  Alan Rickman has never been more attractive.  Hugh Laurie is a complete delight to watch.  Is there any character less redeemable than Fannie Dashwood?  Gah, I hate her!  Everytime I read or watch this, I want John Dashwood to grow a backbone, but alas, he never does.  Emma Thompson is too old to play Eleanor, but I completely understand why she did so.  The scene wherein Miss Dashwood finds out that Edward isn't married is so visceral...  I always feel it with her.  And when she gets emotional at Marianne's sickbed telling her that she can't live without her...  well, I think you might have to have a sister to understand that.  So, chalk it up to sentimentality, or hormones, I cried.  And had a fabulous time.  If you haven't seen the movie, or better yet, read the book, you really must.  Go.

This icon reminds me of me and my little sister when we were younger.  Love you, Em!

We have not just one but TWO children's birthday parties to attend this weekend.  If  you know me at all, you know the intense LOATHING I hold for these events.  *sigh of despair*  And to top it off, Aaron's fifth birthday party will be held next weekend.  No getting away from that one, I guess.

Everyone have a lovely weekend!
I feel:: complacentcomplacent
I hear:: Keep it Gay - The Producers Soundtrack
Peki: glee slytherinpeki on March 2nd, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Omg Sense and Sensibility! I love that movie! I re-watched it a few weeks ago and fell in love with it all over again. Every role is perfectly played (aside from Emma Thompson being too old, but I can forgive that) and it's the perfect example of a good book being made into a good screenplay. Austen movies can be so disappointing (the new P&P, gah!) but this one is lovely :)

That reminds me, I've been wanting to write Brandon/Marianne fic forever. *makes mental note*
Carrie Leigh: Carrie & Emilycarrie_leigh on March 2nd, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I know. I had the best time this morning. I didn't see the new P & P. It looked, erm, not good.

I'm very interested in reading a Brandon/Marianne fic from you! I liked your last Austen fic a great deal, if I remember correctly. *g*
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Draco - Little Boy (who JKR hates)jandjsalmon on March 3rd, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
I just wanted to peep in here and say the only redeeming quality about the new P&P was Matthew MacFadyen's voice. He's no Colin -- but yeah -- the voice! WOW!
kristibiscikristibisci on March 2nd, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
I really like this movie too but I haven't seen it in ages, even though I got it for Christmas. I don't even think I've seen all of it at once, in order! The cast is marvelous and I don't even care that Emma Thompson is too old. The only thing is that I'm not a huge Alan Rickman fan like most people are, although he's quite good from what I remember. Next time I go home, I'll have to pop it into the DVD player.
Carrie Leigh: Carrie & Emilycarrie_leigh on March 2nd, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
I like Alan Rickman as an actor... I totally DON'T get the people that think Snape is sexy... but he is so sweet in S & S, so vulnerable, that you just want to hug him tight and not let go.

Plus, there's always Hugh Grant to look at. I kinda want to huggle him, too.
Mala: Domestically Disabled13oct on March 3rd, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
You iron... wow. Now, that's what I loath doing the most... wait, no that would be cooking! LOL yeah, aren't I this total domestic goddess?!

What plans do u have for Aaron's B'Day? Are u going all out or is it something small?
Carrie Leigh: ruby slipperscarrie_leigh on March 3rd, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Wait, before you go getting impressed... I iron once a month. When hubby runs out of shirts, I drag out the board and watch a movie while I do it. I do like to cook, but I'm a horrible, horrible housekeeper. The dust bunnies breed. As soon as I can afford it, our household will have a maid. I think it will improve my quality of life.

Anyway, we asked AJ what he wanted to do, and he wants to have a party at home. We have this amazing playset that Hubby built in the backyard, two stories with swings and slides and such, kind of a clubhouse/swingset thing, and he just wants to play with his friends. So, simple, I guess. Cake and a bunch of five year-olds running around!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Edward/Bellajandjsalmon on March 3rd, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
I love love love that movie. It was rewatching that movie that I realised that Alan Rickman actually had blue eyes and I was SHOCKED! *giggles*

But yeah -- Edward was absolutly brilliant. Too young for EmmaasElinor but yeah -- the wit - the reparte' -- Emma did a brilliant job screen writing it and I love to re watch it.
Carrie Leigh: vintage winkcarrie_leigh on March 3rd, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
But you just buy the fact that Emma is Elinor. And since she did write the screenplay, that gives her certain rights. I would have absolutely did the same thing in her place. 34 playing a 22 year old? Yeah, I've done it, and I'm not sad about it.

I actually bought the book of the screenplay and memories from the movie by Emma. It's so good! I really enjoyed the whole "behind the scenes" thing.

And Hugh. *sigh* I can't help but love him! Have you seen Music and Lyrics with him and Drew Barrymore? Grab Jay and force him to take you. It's funny and fluffy and just a good time. My hubby even liked it!