Movies in May: Modern Movies with Austen Themes — 47 Comments

  1. I had never watched Lake House because it looked to scary. Now I hope I can find it on Netflix so I can watch it with your review in mind. I also remember the Hugh Grant movie ads but it seemed to go in and out of the theaters rather quickly. I will look for that one also!
    thanks for the reviews and best of luck for your new book!

    • Theresa, thank you so much for the good wishes on the book release!!
      And, yes…definitely give both films a try & try not to worry as much as I did when you watch The Lake House 🙂 .

  2. I really enjoyed The Lake House and saw it in the theater in 2006 with a friend. She didn’t like it but I think it was because of the time jumping and she was confused. You do have to pay close attention to what is going on.

  3. I found The Lake House on You Tube and loved it, so much so that I got hold of my mother and re-watched it with her. We shared a box of tissues.

  4. Hi! I’m trying to remember the name of a movie in which Elzabeth Bennet is transported to modern London and her place taken by a modern girl! Would anyone know it? Thanks!

  5. I’m going to have to revisit “The Lakehouse” because I could never make the “Persuasion” connections. Thanks for the insight.
    And haven’t seen the Hugh Grant film–how did that one get by my radar??

    • Christina,
      I don’t think the Hugh Grant film was advertised nearly well enough — or, maybe, people were just too busy seeing Terminator 17 or something 😀 . I hope you’ll enjoy it if you watch it! I found it very clever and funny…

    • It’s the book she leaves on the bench at the train station…before they ever meet in person. He picks it up and runs after the train, holding the book up. They talk about that glimpse of each other in the letters at a later time.

    • Patty,
      Thank you so much for the good wishes on the release!! It’s made for an exciting week 😉 .
      And I’m delighted you love The Lake House, too! Such a charming film.

  6. I’m not much of a movie person outside of Austen…BUT I love love love The Lake House. I own it which is a huge message LOL. I own about 6 movies that are NOT versions of Austen’s novels. The whole time thing and Persuasion and the water…oh I love this movie. I’ve never seen the other one you mentioned though.

    Going for It was awesome! Please leave me out of the drawing. 😉

    • Stephanie, first of all — thank you for reading GOING FOR IT!!!! You know it means the world to me when I hear that you enjoyed one of my stories, so thanks for that, too! You made my week. xox
      SO glad you share The Lake House love! Every time I see it, I adore it even more, and it’s one of those rare films for me that I want to start watching again the second the end credits start rolling…
      If you find yourself in the mood for an unusual comedy sometime, give The Rewrite a try. I’d love to hear your thoughts (pros/cons) on it 😀 .

  7. I have caught bits pieces of Lake House but not the whole thing! I love Sandra Bullock but not a fan of Keanu. Never saw anything on Hugh’s movie though. Will have to check that one out. Congratulations on your new novella!

    • Carole,
      Thanks for the congrats on the novella!!
      As for The Rewrite, it’s a fun one! Very cute, especially if you like Hugh Grant 😉 . If you see it sometime, please let me know what you think!!

  8. I have not seen either of the movies. I look forward to watching them during the “dog days of summer” and, hopefully, also reading your new novella. Thank you for the giveaway.

  9. Loved your passage and the topic Marilyn! I had no idea about the two movies you have highlighted! I love it when there is something new to look forward to. These are on my list to view!
    A huge congratulations on the release of your novella ‘Going For it’ 🎉I love reading all of your stories! The book is bought and next on my reading list! 😘

  10. Wow,Marilyn ~ I’m crazy about Jane, crazy about the movies, and crazy about these two in particular – and crazy ’bout the four leads! (I think Marisa has made a pact with the devil; the woman never ages.) So, you really hooked me up! Congratulations, again, on all your work and thanks for allowing us to enjoy your success and enthusiasm. Good luck with the latest! Karylee Ka

    • LOL about Marisa’s pact with the devil, Karylee!! I’m inclined to agree…she looks *fabulous* 😀 .
      And many thanks for the book congrats and for your enthusiasm about the films — I hope you’ll love them both as much as I did!!

  11. I love The Lake House and sometimes just pull up the final scene for the angst and romance. I don’t know how many times I have watched all or part of it. Drool worth story!

    I haven’t heard of the other movie but will have to check it out.

    Seems to me I have read and loved a lot of your stories so this one will have to be put on my TBR pile. (I am feeling just so inundated presently.) But then thanks for a chance to win.

    • Sheila,
      Totally agree about The Lake House!! Even just writing about it today makes me want to watch it again…
      And, ohhh, thank you so much for your lovely comments about my stories 😉 . I appreciate your kindness and cherish your thoughtful reviews. I really hope you’ll like this new one whenever you get a chance to read it!

  12. I loved the Lake House because of the Jane Austen references but also I’m very fond of time travelling stories. Have you watched Kate and Leopold? Delightful even though not at all related to Jane Austen.

    I must watch Rewrite. Sounds good! Thank you.

    • Oh, Rosa!!
      I *loved* Kate and Leopold, too!! (Then again, I’d watch anything with Hugh Jackman, LOL.) I saw it years ago, and you’ve made me want to see it again 😀 . Thanks for the reminder. And I hope you’ll enjoy The Rewrite as much as I did. As for time travel stories, have you ever read Time and Again by Jack Finney? They haven’t made his version of this story into a film yet, at least not as far as I know, but the novel is wonderful and well worth reading! xo

    • I have watched Kate and Leopold several times…so you must be watching Outlander also. Love those books and the TV series.

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