Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Any fans of British period romance dramas out there? If you loved Pride and Prejudice produced by the BBC with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, you will want to marry North and South. It's almost blasphemy, but I liked this better than Pride and Prejudice! Girls. Listen to my words. Rent this movie now! And unlike the last movie I recommended, I'll be darned if your husband doesn't get drawn into the story as well.
This movie is based on a book by Elizabeth Gaskell. I've never read the book or any of Gaskell's other works, but I'm going to fix that and fast. Going beyond romance, this movie explores the class/social system in a northern England cotton mill town, and the good people who can be found on both sides of a difficult and delicate labor dispute. As well done as the labor/management conflict story is, it is still the most romantic movie I have ever seen. Perfect for curling up on the couch with your hot beverage of choice and getting lost in another time and place. If you haven't seen it, you are in for a treat. Please SOMEBODY! Rent and watch this movie so I can talk about it with someone!