Date with Colin Firth

Today was the day, the day I promised that I would sit with Kim and watch 5 HOURS of Colin Firth in Pride & Prejudice. Now, five hours can go by quickly when you are busy stuffing your face with yummy junk food (Kim, LOVE that hot wing dip, Bob now understands my obsession with it!), commenting on the ridiculousness of the characters and cheering at all of the great insults that Elizabeth Bennett threw at Mr. Darcy. After viewing this version, I will have to give credit where credit is due. This movie is much prettier to watch and I liked the way the actress portrayed Elizabeth Bennett. Her performance was much more in line with the character in the book than Kiera Knightley’s portrayal. I will give Colin Firth something, you are able to see his transition of disdain to love for her, but he does have five hours to do it. Each version has its merits so I can’t say overall which one I liked the best. But the real reason we had watched it was to judge who was the hotter Mr. Darcy. The vote is in: I fancied the “new” Mr. Darcy much better. Just the way he said, “You have bewitched me, body and soul.” Who can say no to him? And I don’t care if that line wasn’t even in the book!

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