Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Pride and Prejudice

Yesterday, January 28th, was the 203 anniversary of the initial publishing of Pride and Prejudice.

For the uninitiated, Pride and Prejudice is the story of rocky courtship between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy.

To celebrate the book’s 203 birthday, I think it’s time for a poll. Pride and Prejudice has so many incredible lines to choose from. Courtesy of Flavorwire, I ask you, my fellow Janeites and bibliophiles, to vote on their favorite lines. And if you know what character or characters are speaking, then you get major brownie points.

Happy Birthday, Pride and Prejudice.

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Flashback Friday- Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (2009)

No one is immune from the past, no matter how much we think we are. Especially when it comes to dating.

In Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (2009), Connor Meade (Matthew McConaughey) is a player with  a capitol P.  The list of his  former dates and girlfriends is quite extensive.  The night before his brother Paul’s (Breckin Meyer) wedding to  Sandra (Lacey Chabert), Connor goes to his brother to convince to remain single. While in the men’s room, the spirit of Connor’s deceased Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas) visits him. Connor will be visited by three spirits, each represents a part of his dating life: his dating past, his dating present and his dating future. Will Connor remain a bachelor for the rest of his days or will he actually learn from his Uncle? And how does his former flame/the one that got away Jenny Perotti (Jennifer Garner) play a role in this scenario?

I admire the screenwriters for trying to inject a bit of A Christmas Carol in what is essentially a typical romantic comedy. Romantic comedies are a dime a dozen, it takes something special for one to stand out. Unfortunately, this film is a typical romantic comedy.

Do I recommend it? I’m leaning toward no, but someone else may like it.

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