Sorry, I mean Romantic movie weekend 😉
Watched two romance movies of totally different format. Spoilers Alert.
a) A Walk to Remember
Supposedly one of the very famous and to be watched romance movies. I am not sure if I would agree to that. But yes, it is a very clean and neat young adult romance movie, which is sort of uplifting in a way. Here is the young chap who gets into all sort of trouble and is given community service and ends up being with the daughter of the Reverend. This young girl who is sweet as sugar transforms his way (not in many but in some at least) and makes him want to be a better person. When all things go well for them, that is when he learns that she has leukemia and will not be able to survive for long. They both have a pleasant journey (where they even get married) and after some time she passes away, only to leave him with her smile and hope that she will be there watching out for him. He feels and realizes the love that she left in him and goes ahead with his life to fulfill his dreams.
A love that uplifts human spirit and hope. Who can resist that and if that girl is as cute as a Mandy Moore, there is simply no chance. Man , she has a great voice. I really loved her singing. Typically girlish and sweet.
A typical Nicholas Sparks novel, which may not have a happily ever after ending, but with a happy ending nevertheless.
b) Lost in Austen
This one is a surprise. A total surprise. What would happen if you get into the world of Elizabeth Bennett and William Darcy in 21st century. What if your action screws up the best ever love story women worship all over (I am not sure how many men like it, so it is safe to stay with women in this matter. No offense) What if you had a chance to be with Darcy, will you leave this and go back to their times. It is a crazy movie. That much is for sure. I couldn’t stop laughing out loud in places where Miss Amanda Price tries to steer the story as per the book and ends up doing the opposite of it and totally messes it up. Worse, Elizabeth Bennett likes it here in the 21st century and she wants to come back when Amanda Price wants to stay with Darcy, yes, they both fall in love.
Amanda Price is totally crazy about Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (which woman isn’t) and one day she ends up seeing Elizabeth in her bathroom and then finds out a door from there to Austen’s world. She enters only to find that Elizabeth was left behind and they have switched places. All hell break loose for her and even though the story goes a little bit according to the book, it still deviates a lot. Wichkam is the good guy here, Jane marries Collins, Darcy falls in love with Amanda, Bingley elopes with Lydia. Yes , you name it. They (Amanda and Darcy) even come back to get Elizabeth back when her father is wounded.
Don’t look for logic of any sort. There isn’t. But, funny – yes, crazy – yes, cute – sure ( a little), Austen – a lot, love – sure, romance – a little less. Not a great movie but does give you a distraction from the usual ones and if you are a Jane Austen fan, you take whatever little is given of their world even if its meddled up and confused and utterly unbelievable. And yes that British Accent….
Have got one more movie lined up for the day, but in general, these two movies were a good time pass.