So, for those of you who don't know, I am a huge fan of Shannon Hale. Therefore, I was super-excited when I found out they were making her novel Austenland into a movie. However, it was only going to be showing in "select theatres," which I figured meant only in big cities... and since I'm in a relatively small town, I figured I wouldn't be able to see it until it came out on DVD.
You can already guess where is this is going, can't you?
Yesterday I got a call from my mom, who asked if I was interested in seeing Austenland with her this weekend. I was soooo excited! Saw it last night. My thoughts:
If I hadn't been sitting, I would have swooned. Like, seriously, can you say "oh my horde of attractive men!!!"? Martin was just soooo cute, and Nobly was sooooo darling, and... and...
Oh, you want my opinion of the movie, not just the men?
The movie itself was great! I loved the protagonist, and Mom and I were both laughing nearly all the way through! Jennifer Coolidge was the perfect choice for Miss Charming, and the romance... well, if I bring that up I'll get on the subject of hot men again, so I'll let you see it yourself. Seriously, this is one of the best feel-good movies I have ever seen, right up there with Penelope. I highly suggest viewing this marvelous movie! I mean it, go watch it! Find a Cinemark (which is apparently the theatre chain that's showing it). Be prepared to laugh.
Fare thee well, friend!