Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bride and Prejudice

bride_prejudice7 My family watched ‘Bride and Prejudice’ again this weekend. I love Jane Austen adaptations and this one has really grown on me. I admit it’s corny in places, but I love it more every time I see. Why aren’t there more musicals based on Austen?


This show also leaves me with the feeling I need more color in my life. The bright colors and staging remind me of old MGM musicals from the 40’s.

Here’s an interesting tale about the first time I saw this show. Before my daughter had her license my husband and I took her to a church dance in a town that was 40 minutes from where we live. Since there wasn’t much time to go home and back we decided to make a night of it. We brought the ‘Bride and Prejudice’ DVD, and after we dropped her and her friends off at the church dance we went to a theater and bought soda and a bucket of popcorn. We took it back to the church where we parked, popped the DVD in the player, and climbed into the back seat with our popcorn.

We were JUST WATCHING THE MOVIE! But apparently the chaperones patrolling the parking lot were suspicious of our fogged windows and had to come tap their flashlight on the car door and chat with us. Surprise- old married people, haha.

Once we explained our marital and logistical situation (that would be living too far from that church building) we were left to resume the movie.

It’s like they say in the movie, “No life, with no wife”.



  1. Oh sure- you were just 'watching a movie'!

    I have never seen this! DO you think I would like it?

  2. What a funny story. That's hilarious.

  3. Yes! It's not too deep, but it's fun.

  4. Lol! That is hilarious! I can't tell you how many times I've had a cop tap on the car window (okay, maybe it was only 3 times) when we actually were really JUST talking.
    What's sad is that this was all before I was married. (One of the times I was crying because I was getting dumped.)
    I've been trying to convince my hubby that we should "park" somewhere just for fun to see the surprise on the cops face when he sees that we're not punk teenagers and that there are car seats in the back. :}
    My hubby doesn't seem to think it would be funny though. When we were newlyweds I wanted to go "park" with a just married sign in the back window to insure they'd leave us alone. :} But no . . . I guess I have an odd sense of adventure or something.


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