We rented Bride and Prejudice this weekend, was pretty good:) The director is the same as Bend It Like Beckham. I liked Bend it Like Beckham better, but this was still pretty good. The first song and dance production was really good. Naveen Andrews looked especially great, they should have had him in more scenes! We kept on wanting to call him Sayeed (sp?) cos that’s his character on Lost. The second musical number in town, when three of the girls were shopping just didn’t seem to flow great, and I was afraid that I wasn’t going to like the movie cos the musical parts were going to be all jarring, but then I got into it and the rest of the numbers were great fun:) I especially liked when it was a big dancing scene with lots of colors and intricacy — Yut and I joked that if I were to try any of those dances I would probably kill myself and him by tripping horribly. The dubbing was pretty bad though — I’m not sure if they did their own singing:p
I was sad that Colin Firth wasn’t in it; he could’ve had a Mr. Darcy hat trick! Also, I liked how a few lines from the book were paraphrased/incorporated into the movie. Jane Austen is a genius: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” :D I think that must be one of the wittiest (and most famous) first lines in a book ever.