Monday, October 26, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday: Movie Time!

It's time for Friend Makin' Monday again, coming to us from our friend Amber at aefilkins. This week's topic is

If life were a movie, which movie would you want to live in?

I had to think about this for a while. It has to be a movie I like, in which none of the main characters have anything significantly terrible happen to them, and which also has a happy ending. I love The Notebook, but fear Alzheimer's to the core of my being. I love Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon but come on...I'm not living like THAT. I'm not living in Shaun of the Dead either (me+zombies, even funny ones=no thank you). 10 Things I Hate About You was definitely a front runner, but I decided that I would not appreciate being in high school for the rest of my life.

So my pick is Pride and Prejudice.

I love this movie (and the book of course). Both Elizabeth and the ravishing Mr. Darcy live unaffected by illness or terrible tragedy, and they end up together happily ever after-perfectly suited for each other. Also, it takes place in 18th/early 19th Century England which has always seemed beautiful and romantic to me. As long as I got to be Elizabeth and Hubby got to be the heart throbbingly fabulous Mr. Darcy I think I'd be happy there.

What movie would you live in? Join Friend Makin' Monday and share!

33 comments:

Ave said...

I love this movie :)

Courtney Kirkland said...

Pride & Prejudice is definitely a possibility for me as well...plus, who wouldn't love to stare at Mr. Darcy all the time? Cute blog! Happy FMM!

melaniet42 said...

Interesting pick - but I like it!! Interesting that a lot of the movies I thought of to live in were also books first....

Vodka Logic said...

Get Shorty

The Royal Family said...

good choice it would be a goodone!

Brandy @ the Buzz

AndreaLeigh said...

Great choice! I haven't seen the updated version yet and I need to rent it.

Christina said...

I have never read the book or seen the movie. I thought it would be one assigned to me in High school but alas no.

Namine said...

Oh, pride and prejudice is a wonderful movie!! THe picture isn't loading for me (cause I"m at work and now pictures load :( ) so which pride and prejudice did you pick, the one with colin firth or the newest one??

HAPPY FMM!!

Samantha said...

I always thought it would be exciting to live in Pirates of the Caribbean or even Titanic! Two of my favorite movies. They both have their downsides of living in them though. With Titanic, I had better make sure I was one of the lucky ones who got on a life boat...And with Pirates of the Caribbean, I don't care who I am or what I do...just as long as I get to be Captain Jack Sparrow's lover :)

elabri said...

This was my pick too! My all time favorite movie.

The Crazy Baby Mama said...

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The Redhead Riter said...

The Mirror Has Two Faces with Jeff Bridges...yummy ♥

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i love the movie and the book too! but i'm a weirdo and think about things like there were no epidurals or tampons or cars or central air

like i said ... weirdo

found you from crazy baby mama

Melissa said...

Cute blog :) my pick would be Amelie. Who wouldn't want to live in such a whimsical-like world? Happy Sits day !

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

you and me both. I remember watching the black and white version of this back when I was only eleven. I thought the mom and dad were just to funny.

Sidthegnomenator said...

Great book, great story - but I do not like this version of the film! Kiera Knightley makes me cringe and all the humour of Jane Austen's novel has been completely lost. The Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth is far superior!

Great choice though. I think mine would be Muriel's Wedding.

Sara said...

I'm not gonna lie. When this came out, I didn't want to like it, but, it has "bewitched me body and soul and I lo-, I lov-, I love" it!

AmberRay said...

Congrats on your SITS Day. I think I have seen this movie.

Shannon said...

You're a woman after my own heart! I', a self-proclaimed Austen-addict and I LOVE this movie!

Clare said...

I would be in any movie that featured Colin Firth. Congrats on your SITS day by the way

Clare Mommy of a 3 year old

jennykate77 said...

Ah, yes...Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. I almost picked Pride and Predjudice, but went with whimsical Emma instead. I think I'm more like Emma than Elizabeth.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog yesterday! I love you blog and will be back for more! :)

Sam said...

Hello and congrats on your sits feature. what a great blog. really enjoyed it very much. so clever.

Keri

Emmy said...

I totally agree, that is definitely the time period I would want to live in.
Well as long as my family had lots of money otherwise life would just be hard!

Congrats on being featured on SITS.

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I <3 P&P. :)

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I noticed this post underneath your post for today. I love Pride and Prejudice. In fact I just wrote about that the other day too...only you and I differ on our favorite P&P version. I prefer the Colin Firth A&E one. My good friend and I are always disagreeing on the best Mr. Darcy - she prefers the Mathew McFayden one. I've long wanted to be Elizabeth Bennett. I just love her...and Mr. Darcy too of course!

2busy said...

I love this movie, too! I am in the middle of the book right now. It is just as wonderful.

Kimberly said...

I am going to have to rent this movie on apple tv. This would be perfect for ironing clothes. Thank you so much!

Gabrielle said...

OOOH YEA!! I watch this movie at least once per month. I have a terrible crush on Mr. Darcy! I'm really glad I'm married to a man just like him, or I could have some issues!:)

Erin M. said...

I'm on the wrong post, but I wanted to wish you a Happy SITS Day! I'm your newest follower & looking forward to reading more. I hope you have a fabulous day in the sun!

La Mere Joie said...

Such a great film. It's a top runner, but maybe for me it would be The English Patient or The End of the Affair. Pretty much anything with Ralph Fiennes.

Kimba said...

This particular version? Definately NOT. But the 1995 version, absolutely!

jonewman said...

I LOVE lOVE LOVE this movie...and I do think the idea of living in a Jane Austin book is wonderful. For the longest time, I actually feel like one of my past lives are somewhat represented in her writing. Great Choice...Happy Yesterday SITS day!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Oooooh for me it would be CLUELESS!

AS IF!


or Pretty Woman except I wouldn't want to actually be a hooker. Maybe we could just fast forward through that chapter of my life and get to the good.

lol