I went into the film expecting so much. I was in LA at the time of filming and had seen some of it being done. It was such a big news story. Sofia Coppola is always such a big deal. But... it was crap! First off it made the crimes... they were crimes seem really cool and this kids lives seem really awesome --> so promoting stupidity and criminal activity is a good thing right?!
As usual Coppola’s music was fantastic. And it looked really pretty BUT the script sucked. Nothing happened. All the good bits of the action were explained in various ways not actually acted out... it was Boring.
The acting was average. Thank goodness for Emma Watson because the other actors were pretty crappy. Basically... waste of time and money. Don’t know how it got to Cannes?!
So it was TidyBoy’s birthday, and I spoilt him rotten (so I gave myself a little present in the evening). After a delicious dinner at an Italian we went to Trinity College, and under the setting sun of a beautiful day we watched a stage production of Pride and Prejudice in the gardens there. It was a fabulous setting. The background was gorgeous. The staging was fabulous! Lizzy, Lydia, Mrs. Bennett, Caroline and Mr. Bingley were just absolutely brilliant. Especially Mrs. Bennett who just embodied the character to a tee.
The script was very rushed being a mixture of the BBC production, and the book. Another disappointment was there was a lot of overacting - especially from Mr. Bennett and Jane. It really ruined the effect... maybe I was just sat too close to the stage!?
It was a great night though, and a beautiful experience in the Trinity Gardens at sunset with the one I love listening to the words of Austen! I think Jane herself would have smiled at us... sat there snuggling in a Canucks blanket on his birthday watching her love story! Very Romantic!