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Lost in (Jane) Austen Movie Review

Updated on June 2, 2015
Lost in Austen
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You'll Be Lost in Austen, Too

Imagine the opportunity to go into the world of one of your favorite works of fiction and you will understand the basis of Lost in Austen for that is exactly what happens to modern-day London, England, resident Amanda Price. Long a romantic fan of Jane Austen's work, Ms. Price suddenly finds herself thrust into the world of Pride and Prejudice where, ah, not all goes according to Jane Austen's two-hundred year old plan...

Lost in Austen Is a fantasy version of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was written by Guy Andrews and aired on British television in 2008 in four parts. On this page you will find more information about the movie, the movie trailer and movie reviews by ordinary movie viewers like you and I as well as movie reviews by the experts.

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Lost in Austen Movie Trailer

Fast Facts About Lost in Austen

  • CAST:

    Jemima Rooper as Amanda Price

    Elliot Cowan as Fitzwilliam Darcy

    Alex Kingston as Mrs. Bennet

    Hugh Bonneville as Mr. Claude Bennet

    Morven Christie as Jane Bennet

    Tom Riley as George Wickham

    Perdita Weeks as Lydia Bennet

    Gemma Arterton as Elizabeth Bennet

    Christina Cole as Caroline Bingley

    Florence Hoath as Catherine "Kitty" Bennet

    Lindsay Duncan as Lady Catherine de Bourgh

    Guy Henry as Mr. Collins

    Michelle Duncan as Charlotte Lucas

    Ruby Bentall as Mary Bennet

    Tom Mison as Charles Bingley

  • DIRECTOR: Dan Zeff
  • STUDIO: Image Entertainment
  • DVD RELEASE DATE: April 14, 2009
  • RATING Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 180 minutes

"It is a truth, generally acknowledged," says Amanda Price, "that we are all longing to escape."


Official Description of Lost in Austen

"Amanda Price is sick of the modern world. She yearns for the romance and elegance found in the books by her favorite author, Jane Austen. But she's about to get a rude awakening as one fateful evening, she is propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while that book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers.

As the book's familiar plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns within the Bennet family circle as she clumsily tries to help the sisters nab husbands and even captivates the tantalizing Mr. Darcy herself. But what about Elizabeth...and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories?" ~ Amazon

My Review of Lost in Austen In A Hundred Words or Less

Lost in Austen is a light and fun romp of a movie, ideal for anyone who loves time travel, period romances AND who is a non-purist Jane Austen fan as well as for anyone who simply loves an entertaining movie. It certainly did not have the budget of some of the Jane Austen movies, like the BBC's Emma, but it was entertaining and it did make us chuckle.

Customer Reviews of Lost in Austen

"If you are expecting Austen's masterpiece P&P, this is not it. However, my Austenite sensibilities were not in anyway offended by this blatant & somewhat contrived story. Not wanting to give anymore away, let's just say that the entire ensemble was perfectly cast. It is all done in good humour and very tongue-in-cheek." ~ Christina Boyd

"The tired-of-her-modern-world protagonist yearns for the world of Jane Austen, when she inadvertently goes through a portal in her bathroom to find herself not only back in time, but in the imaginary world of Pride and Prejudice. This is a wonderful addition to anyone hungry for more Austenmania." ~ M. Campbell

"In essence, the movie turns the story on its ear. Characters from the novel are not acting as Ms Price knows they should, and she tries to set things aright--with very limited success. We learn that Austen had somewhat misjudged some of the characters, Wickam in particular. All that adds to the enjoyment. Meanwhile, we keep wondering how Elizabeth is doing in 21st century London. What we eventually learn of that comes as an enormous surprise. In fact, there are many surprises in this lush production. It was three hours long, and I hoped for another three hours of it." ~ Roger Long

The movie blends the book and the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice in moments like the one where Ms. Price asks her Mr. Darcy to climb into the fountain at Pemberley, which recreates the lake scene with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.

The Jane Austen Collection Boxed Set

Jane Austen Collection (Sense & Sensibility / Emma / Persuasion / Mansfield Park / Pride & Prejudice / Northanger Abbey)
Jane Austen Collection (Sense & Sensibility / Emma / Persuasion / Mansfield Park / Pride & Prejudice / Northanger Abbey)
Sometimes buying a boxed set IS more economical as is this one. PLUS it ships for free from Amazon!

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